3rd year graduate student, Biological Engineering, Koehler Lab
Shelby is a PhD student in Biological Engineering. Shelby, a central Florida native, is an alumna of Louisiana State University, where she studied Biological Engineering with a minor in Chemistry. In addition to her degree, Shelby earned a Distinguished Communication Certificate from the LSU equivalent of the Communication Lab. While at LSU, she dabbled in everything from varsity volleyball to elementary literacy education, but was most passionate about activities related to student government and football. She is currently an NSF fellow studying small molecule modulators of oncogenic transcription factors with Dr. Angela Koehler in the Koch Institute. Outside of the lab, Shelby is an active member of the Science Policy Initiative (SPI) graduate student organization, where she can contemplate policy solutions to the nation’s problems and advocate for science, technology, and education. She is most intrigued by the power of careful rhetoric and a kind smile. Her long-term aspirations include jumping into the Charles River wearing doctoral degree academic regalia and attending the MET Gala at the Costume Institute in New York City.