About Me


  • Route: Rockies
  • Ride Year: 2009


I was raised on a little farm outside of Tomball, Texas, where I had a lucky childhood filled with cows, dirt, and a lot of time spent outside. I like to wander. I like the cold. I like to bake. I like microbiology too, but introducing yourself as someone who studies infectious diseases can make it hard to get a handshake.

Why I Ride

Statistically, cancer isn't a matter of if, but when. At some point in each of our lives, we will be affected by cancer, either directly or as a result of someone we care for deeply becoming ill. Cancer then becomes a personal word that means something different to every individual but somehow unifies us through our shared experiences, struggles, and hope. Ideally, one day research will make cancer obsolete, but until then it is our job to endure, to persevere, and to provide hope and compassion to those in need. On the way to a cure, it is our duty to inspire, encourage, and educate others. Above all else, it is our responsibility to look to the future: the future of those afflicted, the future of research, and the future of cancer itself.