It uses pure mathematics to look into why all these genetic diseases exist and how they exist, so someday we can come up with cures for them. We’re far from that point, but this is the challenge I work on.
In addition to conducting research at Texas Tech, I’ve taught undergraduate students as a teaching assistant. This past semester, I got to teach anatomy and one of my students was blind and had a service dog. It was a blessing, a great experience to teach her anatomy– something that she got to touch and feel to learn. It taught me a lot of patience. It taught me what it’s like to work alongside my American students and peers. I’m just as much a part of their lives as they are mine.