Postdoctoral Activities

Mentor, FeMS Small Group Mentorship Program, 2020-present

Serve as a mentor for 12-15 mentees from around the country as part of a discussion group and support network. As a mentor, I support group members on their diverse paths in science and share my STEM experiences to provide perspectives and resources for their career development.

Stanford Science Penpals, Stanford University, 2018-2022

Leadership Team, Postdoc Liaison (2019-2022), School Liaison (2020-2022)

Exchange letters with students in 6th-12th grade classrooms from across the US. The goal of this program is to expose students to diverse scientific careers, answer science questions, and share the love of science.

ADVANCE Summer Institute Mentor, Stanford University, 2019, 2020, 2021

An intensive 8-week transition program created by Biomedical Association for the Interests of Minority Students and run by Stanford Biosciences for incoming graduate students from diverse backgrounds. As a Postdoc Mentor, I help my mentee to prepare and present at weekly journal club. Following the ADVANCE program, I have remained in contact with mentees to help with both research and non-scientific questions.

Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP) - Amgen Scholars Program, Stanford University, 2021

Served on Application Review Committee to select scholars for 9-week summer program that provides bioscience research opportunities for students who would bring diversity to STEM graduate programs.

Stanford Omics Mass Spectrometry Group, Stanford University, 2019-present

Co-Leader (2021-present). A group of mass spectrometry-minded researchers on Stanford’s campus that meet quarterly to present research and discuss new papers, techniques, and issues. As Co-Leader, I organize each meeting, recruit speakers, started and maintained the group’s website, and guide discussion.

Judge, Undergraduate Poster Session, Annual ASMS Conference, 2019, 2020

Serve as a judge for undergraduate posters presented at the annual ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics. Provided critical feedback and scored posters to ultimately pick prize winners.


I have provided peer review for the following journals:

Nature Methods, Nature Communications, Analytical Chemistry, JASMS, ACS Central Science, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, Journal of Cell Biology, Cell Reports Methods, International J. of Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Omics

Activities as a Graduate Student

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Ambassador, UW-Madison, 2015-2017

Spent 10 hours per month promoting awareness of WARF across campus and WARF's engagement with campus researchers through departmental seminars, informal contacts, and more. Received training in WARF's technology transfer process and learned how to access resources offered by WARF and other campus organizations designed to support technology development and entrepreneurial activity.

John L. Schrag Fund Committee, UW-Madison, 2016-2017

Co-Founder, Co-President; Recruited and led a team of graduate students in planning division- and department-wide events that recognize excellence and encourage engagement amongst graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty. Funds provided through the John L. Schrag Memorial Fund.

Graduate Student Faculty Liaison Committee (GSFLC), UW-Madison, 2013-2015 (two-year term)

Analytical Division graduate student representative, and organizer and co-chair of annual GSFLC Chemistry Department Poster Session for both 2014 and 2015.

Wisconsin Science Festival and Saturday Science, UW-Madison, 2015-2018

Volunteer for the annual statewide festival that celebrates curiosity and creativity for visitors of all ages. Periodically volunteer at Science Saturday events (first Saturday of each month), which have a similar theme to the annual festival of engaging the public with science outreach.

Junior Science Café, UW-Madison and Morgridge Institute, 2017-2018

Recurring event that gets middle school and high school students and scientists together in a casual environment so that students can learn about science career options.

Chemistry Opportunities (CHOPs) at UW-Madison, 2015

Volunteer and Poster Presenter for event that introduces highly qualified prospective students to the UW-Madison Chemistry Department to explore the chemistry graduate program, with a focus on low-income, minority, and first-generation college students.


American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2013-present

American Chemical Society, 2013-present

US Human Proteome Organization, 2015-present

Society for Glycobiology, 2017-present

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2020-present

Tegmine Therapeutics, Inc., Scientific Advisor, Scientific Advisory Board, 2020-present

Activites as an Undergraduate

Published Essay in Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference, 2013

Riley, Nicholas M. "The Relational Leadership Model: Student Essay on Empathy." Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference. By Susan R. Komives, Nance Lucas, and Timothy R. McMahon. 3rd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013. 122.

Undergraduate Research, USC, 2010-2012

Performed forensic analytical chemistry research in the lab of Prof. Stephen L. Morgan. Main projects contributed to include 1) Extraction and Characterization of Direct and Reactive Dyes using Simplex and UPLC/MS methods, and 2) the Fiber Database Project in collaboration with five different labs to create largest national database of forensic fibers.

University Ambassador Program, USC, 2008-2012

President (2011-2012), Captain of Mentor Program (2010-2011), Presidential Ambassador (2010-2012)

Volunteered 5-10 hours per week to give tours of campus to prospective students, answer phones and requests at the university visitor center, participate in athletic recruitment, and work special university events.

Pillars for Carolina, USC, 2010-2012

Co-Founder (2010-2011), Director of Foundations (2010-2011)

Designed, structured, and implemented a new extended orientation program to promote leadership and service in the incoming freshman class, giving them the tools to best succeed when they get to campus.

Honors Council, South Carolina Honors College, 2007-2012

President (2009-2011), Vice President (2008-2009)

Provided academic, social and service programming for the students and staff of the SC Honors College.

Orientation Leader and Team Leader, USC, 2008-2010 (Paid Position)

President (2009-2010), Vice President (2010)

Facilitated orientation sessions during the summer months, giving incoming freshmen and their parents information about USC.

As Team Leader, trained and managed new cohort of Orientation Leaders.

Resident Mentor (Honors College Residence Hall), USC, 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 (Paid Position)

Planned and executed several programs every month to keep residents engaged, informed, and active with one another and promote success in all realms of their student life; guide and counsel Honors students on academic and personal matters; all freshmen and sophomore students.

Men’s Club Rugby, USC, 2008-2012

Team Captain (2011-2012), Public Relations Officer (2010-2012), South Carolina Rugby 2010 Palmetto All-Stars A-side (2010)