I am thrilled and proud to receive a mentoring award from the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt, recognizing my mentorship, support, and advocacy for women at Vanderbilt, especially in STEM.

One of the nominating letters described me as “bring[ing] a truly unique kindness and deliberate commitment to equity and inclusion to his mentorship.”

Mentoring students and junior faculty colleagues is the most rewarding part of my work, and out of all the recognition I have received, this award is the most meaningful.