I recently graduated from The University of Queensland, where I obtained a Bachelor of Science with a major in Genetics and Microbiology in 2021. After my bachelor’s degree, I was awarded a UQ International Scholarship for my Honours program, where I joined Professor Ian Henderson's lab at Institute for Molecular Bioscience. During this time, I focused on using next-generation sequencing and transposon mutagenesis for whole-genome profiling of E. coli and Salmonella Typhimurium to discover genes contributing to antibiotic resistance, culminating in my graduating with first-class Honours in 2022. After graduating,  I joined the Coakley lab as a Senior Research Assistant, where I am using C. elegans as a genetic model to study the role of glia in protecting the nervous system from damage.