I am a French-American who grew up in San Francisco and moved to Boston for college. I graduated from Boston University with a degree in Chemistry: Biochemistry, which taught me critical life skills such as the proper use of “wicked” and how to fake a Boston accent. I then worked for a couple of years at Novartis where I was involved in formulation development, evaluating physical/chemical properties of early pharmaceutical compounds, and maintaining HPLC separation instrumentation. I am passionate about immunology, oncology, interpersonal communication skills and philosophy of science. I also enjoy rock climbing, biking, reading and tai chi.