Welcome to my digital CV!

<br><br><center>Welcome to my digital CV!</center>


My writing and research have been featured by BBC Radio 4, Science Careers, The Scientist, Massive Science, and the American Society for Microbiology.


  • Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate, 2019.

  • Carpentries Instructor, 2018.

  • RELATE (Researchers Expanding Lay-Audience Teaching and Engagement), 2015.

  • Science Communication
  • Data Visualization
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • PhD in Microbiology & Immunology, 2018

    University of Michigan

  • MS in Microbiology, 2012

    East Tennessee State University

  • BS in Health Sciences & Biochemistry, 2010

    East Tennessee State University


Alliance SciComm & Consulting, LLC
Oct 2019 – Present Michigan


  • Writing professional development
  • Continuing education medical writing
  • Data analysis and reports
  • Accessibility writing/ADA compliance
  • Museum exhibit writing
  • Developmental and deep line editing
American Society for Microbiology
Data Analyst, Postdoctoral Fellow
Jan 2018 – Oct 2019 Washington, DC
Conduct data mining, data visualization, business intelligence gathering, trending and benchmarking on journal submissions and peer review procedure. Data analytics supported decisions for evidence-based journals operations and marketing to improve author experience and brand loyalty.
University of Michigan
Member, M&I Department DEI committee
Dec 2018 – Oct 2019 Ann Arbor, MI
Attendance at quarterly meetings. Specific projects included: updating the department’s DEI page to include diversity statistics; collaborating on the DiversifyMicrobiology and DiversifyImmunology initiatives; planning a departmental retreat session to explore DEI that resulted in actionable items (e.g., addition of pronouns to email signatures).
American Society for Microbiology
Blog Senior Contributor
Jul 2015 – Jul 2019 Washington, DC
Write original content for ASM’s blog each month. Collaborated to define the focus and generate governance documents.
University of Michigan
Associate Editor, M&I Department Newsletter
Sep 2018 – Jan 2019 Ann Arbor, MI
Create, organize, and copy-edit original content for department newsletters.
Founding Editor-in-Chief
Sep 2015 – Dec 2016 Ann Arbor, MI
Recruited and organized a collaborative leadership team and faculty mentor to co-found the student-run blog to practice science communication, explore writing careers, and raise awareness of science communication by researchers.
Ethiopia-Michigan Platform for Advancing Collaborative Engagements
Jun 2014 – Jan 2015 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Prepped and taught immuno and renal microbiology courses at an Ethiopian medical school during the summer of 2014. Returned for a week-long conference in January 2015.



Analysis & visualization using R, git, unix, etc.


Drafting, revising, and providing feedback on scientific manuscripts, grants, personal statements, etc.


Workshops & webinars on science communication.



Selected Posts


Carpentries Instructor
The Carpentries is a global community teaching foundational computational and data science skills to researchers in academia, industry and government.
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Rackham Professional Development: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
This program (open only to University of Michigan graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) is designed to prepare participants to work in a diverse environment while fostering a climate of inclusivity.
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Communication Fundamentals
The RELATE Communication Fundamentals Workshop is an intensive course that prepares early-career researchers to effectively communicate their research with audiences of all backgrounds.
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Preprints & Publications

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(2022). The U.S. academic job market survives the SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic. TBD.

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(2021). Ten simple rules to increase computational skills among biologists with Code Clubs. In PLOS Comp Bio.

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(2021). Women Are Underrepresented and Receive Differential Outcomes at ASM Journals: a Six-Year Retrospective Analysis. In mBio.

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(2018). Petrobactin protects against oxidative stress and enhances sporulation efficiency in Bacillus anthracis Sterne. In mBio.


(2017). Petrobactin Is Exported from Bacillus anthracis by the RND-Type Exporter ApeX. In mBio.


(0001). Suggestions for Improving Invited Speaker Diversity To Reflect Trainee Diversity. In Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education.

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