Being diagnosed with chronic illnesses has been very hard, but also very rewarding. It has opened doors for me that I never would have had without my diagnosis. I have been able to use my background in Science and then experience as a patient to help the patient communities by breaking down the science in a way that is easily understood and then also sharing my journey with chronic illness. Here are some projects and achievements I am really proud of.

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology Medical Sciences (2015)
  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences (2017)
  • Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar (2015)
  • Speaker at the Louisiana-Mississippi CCFA Chapter Patient Education Event. (2016)
  • CCFA Patient Education Advisory Committee (2016)
  • Nominated for the Sherman Prize (2016)
  • Patient Advocate Attendee at Digestive Disease Week (2016)
  • Health Central My Story “I had no idea what it was.” (2016)
  • The side of Crohn’s Doctors never warned me about article for The Mighty (2016)
  • Featured patient for the CCFA monthly fundraising campaign (2016)
  • Advisor on multiple patient advisory boards including educational, pharmaceutical or non-profit.
  • Key opinion leader and consultant for pharmaceutical companies.
  • IBD Science Articles for HealthCentral ☞ Gut Microbiome- The Basics and Understanding how gut dysbiosis contributes to disease



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