education & Honors

M.A. - University of Chicago (MAPSS) completed 2019

B.A. Smith College - Completed 2018

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


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Completed California Triple Crown of open-water swimming (Catalina Channel, Santa Barbara Channel, Lake Tahoe length) 2019

Public speaking engagement: Olivia Travel Company, Tulum Mexico, Women’s Leadership Retreat, May 2019.

Completed Triple Crown of open-water swimming (English Channel, Catalina Channel, Manhattan island) 2018.

Maui-Lanai Channel Solo Swim, Summer 2018

20 Bridges Swim around 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


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DATA & coding SKILLS & research

Programming: R Studio, Excel, Qualtrics.

Statistical Modeling: Linear Regression, Logistic Regression

Machine Learning: Decision Tree, Random Forest, Clustering, Boosting and Bagging  

Data Visualization: Exploratory Data Analysis, GIS, Text Analytics and Visualization, Amazon Mechanical Turk

“Motivational Changes Over The Course of A Sports Season” with Prof George Wu, 2018-2019

“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