I am a medical student who studies vision. I was raised in Michigan and earned bachelor's degrees in Neuroscience and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Michigan State University, with an additional major in English. As a Marshall Scholar, I earned a PhD in clinical neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. My doctoral research demonstrated that modifying sugar proteins in the optic nerve can improve the regeneration of injured neurons. As a medical student at Washington University, I am studying biomarkers that might help predict the progression of glaucoma. My interests include art, fiction, and narrative medicine, and I have contributed to several collaborative projects that showcase the perspectives of people with different abilities and health status.