I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Florida where I was also on the varsity swimming team. Prior to arriving at Cambridge I was a third year medical student at Stanford University. During medical school I conducted research in cardiovascular epidemiology with a focus on biomarkers and genetic risk factors in peripheral arterial disease. My work in this area was both inspirational and instructive in that I realized my passion for this method of research while recognizing the necessity for a stronger foundation in epidemiology and biostatistics. At Cambridge I obtained the practical training offered by a taught master’s while further exploring population based research with a focus on the interplay between metabolic disease and cancer. I completed my residency training in radiation oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. I am currently on faculty at MD Anderson Cancer Center where I run a lab focusing on genetic epidemiology.