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I was born and raised in Denver, at the base of the Rockies and far from the East Coast, both culturally and longitudinally. I chose to leave all those wonderful views and winter sports and come to Baltimore and Johns Hopkins largely because they have one of the best double degree programs in the country. Due mostly to indecisiveness, I came to Baltimore looking to do both music and science. I’m currently in my 4th year of 5, pursuing a degree in Biology at Hopkins, and a degree in Percussion performance at the Peabody Institute. I’m absolutely certain that I could not receive such a high level of education in both disciplines anywhere else in the country. It’s been an ideal environment to explore both options fully and without reservation. And it was this duality that led me to the Ryugo lab in the first place, since auditory neuroscience is probably one of the few places biology and music can meet each other halfway.
When I’m not in the lab, or in class, I’m practicing or rehearsing, and when I’m not practicing (which is rare), I enjoy soccer, hiking, occasional snowboarding, or I can be found road-tripping along I-95 to any of the urban hubs I heard so much about growing up in Denver.