I am a graduate student researcher in the Graduate Group in Immunology. I'm currently part of the NIEHS T32 in Environmental Toxicology studying the effects of cigarette smoke and e-cig vapor on lung development. I'm interested in how the immune system can be dysregulated by environmental events that set the stage for disease later in life. As a side hobby, I support the theory that all genetic variants that are maintained within the population provide a benefit against some potential insult. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife, children, and two cattle dogs. I love traveling, hiking, swimming, kayaking, playing games, and snowboarding.