My road in life took a while to figure out.
After college I didn’t have a plan. I started substitute teaching at a local middle school.
A year after I graduated from college I applied to graduate school. Still didn’t have a plan.
After I finished my masters degree I met a professor who worked with MRI and he offered me a research assistant position.
I finished my PhD working with MRI and my boss asked me to stay on for a postdoctoral fellowship.
I moved around within the university in job title and departments and I’m still working my way up.
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High School
Physics, General
The University of Texas at Austin
Physics, General
The University of Texas at Dallas
Physics, General
The University of Texas at Dallas
Postdoctoral fellowship
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Research Scientist

I work with MRIs to improve diagnosis and treatment of various diseases.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

Every day is different. I help design experiments to answer different questions about biology. I use a lot of math, physics, and computer programming as well as biology and chemistry.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Get a job in a research lab during college. The pay is small but the experience is immeasurable.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Postdoctoral fellowship


The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"You don’t seem ambitious enough to be successful. "