I am gay and I am a molecular & cellular biology Ph.D student.//
I am currently a MCB Ph.D student specializing in Genetics and Genomics at the University of Connecticut. I’ve loved the science of genetics for years, but took an unconventional path to my Ph.D. I did a Master’s (which was a terrible fit for me) and decided to take a break for several years in which I taught high school, college as an adjunct faculty member, and helped to manage a family business. I am proud to bring a different experience to my Ph.D, both as a gay man and as an unconventional student, and I am proud to stand openly out to advocate for all LGBT+ members of the STEM community.