I received my degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Davis in 1998. Since 2005 I have been the supervisor of the NEI core microscopy lab at UC Davis. I aid researchers in their histology needs including paraffin processing and sectioning along with transmission and scanning electron microscopy techniques. In 2019, I also became the supervisor for the Tupper Hall BioEM facility, which specializes in transmission and scanning electron microscopy on plant tissues, animal tissues, cell suspensions, and cell monolayers. As the supervisor of the Tupper Hall BioEM facility, I assist researchers in the feasibility assessment and design of EM projects. I aim to provide researchers with the necessary tools such as a high pressure freezer and techniques such as EM immunocytochemistry to obtain the ultrastructure of various animal, plant, and cell samples.