I am a native of San Diego where I attended La Jolla High School and had been involved in both academic and athletic organizations. Following my graduation I attended both Berkeley City College and San Diego City College where I graduated in 2008 with an Associate of Arts degree. Following my graduation I spent an additional year in San Diego attending the Darwin Lecture Series at UCSD during the Winter quarter, as well as several symposia conducted by UCSD's center for academic research training in anthropogeny (CARTA). I currently attend the University of California, Berkeley in the College of Letters & Science. My major fields of study are anthropology; with an emphasis in medicine and human biology, political science; with an emphasis in American politics and organizational theory. I also am working on a minor in public policy at UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy researching developments in science, medicine, and public health, and how these issues are translated into a public good.