education & Honors
University of Chicago - Currently attending Graduate School in the Masters Program in Social Sciences (MAPSS)
Smith College - Attended 2014-2018
Graduated May 2018, Bachelor of Arts Degree
Major in Neuroscience and a minor in Exercise & Sports Studies Minor.
Latin Honors Commendation
Smith College Dean's List
Nu Rho Psy Neuroscience Honors Society
Elected Sigma Xi (scientific research society)
Stride Scholar Award from Smith College 2014-2018
SWIMMING & LEADERSHIP
Completed Triple Crown of open-water swimming 2018.
Maui-Lanai Channel Solo Swim, Summer 2018
20 Bridges Swim aound the Island of Manhattan, Summer 2018
Semana Nautica, 6 mile race, 2018, first female overall.
Co-Captain, Swim & Dive Team, Smith College 2017-2018
English Channel Solo Swim Crossing, 2017
Captain, Catalina Channel Relay Swim Crossing, (fastest ever women's crossing and first ever women's only relay across the Catalina Channel) 2017
Catalina Channel Solo Swim Crossing, 2016
Semana Nautica 6 mile race, 2016, first female overall.
Semana Nautica 6 mile race, 2017, third female overall.
Seal Beach Rough Water, 3 mile race, 2017, first female overall.
NEWMAC Scholar All-American Team Award
Women's Swimming & Diving Academic All Conference
"Open Water Abby" Blogger
"Outspoken Generation" (National speaker on behalf of LGBT families)
Intern, Swimming World Magazine
“Perception of pain, after naïve exercise” with Prof. Karen Riska, 2017-2018
“Impact of exercise on mice with disrupted circadian rhythms” with Prof. Mary Harrington 2016-2017
Cedar-Sinai Medical Center Summer Research Intern (Multiple Sclerosis) 2016
“Isolating novel antibiotic producing bacteria from soil samples” with Prof. JA Chris Vriezen, 2015-2016
“Effects of police training video primer on the shooter bias phenomenon” with Prof. Fletcher Blanchard, 2015-2016
“Protein estimation in muscle tissue post-exercise” with Prof. Stylianos Scordilis, 2014-2015