Thomas Jefferson High School
Oiselle, Georgetown Running Club
Researcher/Postbacclaureate IRTA, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
First Trials qualification
Number of attempts to qualify
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
10th, 2022 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile; 15th, 2023 Aramco Houston Half Marathon; 7th; 2023 Grandma's Marathon 2023
My dad played collegiate tennis at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and University of Minnesota and now runs a tennis department at Lifetime Fitness, and my mom ran track in high school and works in HIV research at the University of Minnesota. My oldest sister, Marissa, is a pharmacist in Minneapolis and my middle sister, Karina, is a family law attorney in Chicago. My partner, Sebastian, played D I tennis and is the graduate assistant coach at the University of Alabama's tennis program.
Managing training while working full-time at the National Institutes of Health. I haven't had to choose between my passions for running and research, and that's really special!
I was a 17:10 track 5,000m runner in college and never ran a Big 10, sectional or NCAA race. I actually left my collegiate team in 2021 with eligibility left and planned to be done with competitive running. That didn't last long, and I fell in love with longer distances on the roads and have since run a half marathon at that 5K pace! I've been really enjoying running over the past few years and never imagined I would be running at the Olympic Trials. I'm just getting started with the marathon distance and I'm excited to see what running has in store for me!
A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
Favorite TV Show/Series
Almost (Sweet Music) - Hozier
Favorite Post-race Indulgence
Bagel with cashew cream cheese
Favorite Running Memory
Crossing the finish line at Houston in 2023 with an OTQ in the half marathon! It felt like a long shot that I would qualify, but I did it by almost 30 seconds. I had gone down to Houston alone to run, but I jogged back to my hotel room and found lots of missed texts and calls from family, friends, teammates and my coach congratulating me. It was a great reminder that although I'm not in a place to bring family or my coach to every race, I have a lot of support behind me as I navigate post-collegiate running.