|Hiking Mt. Washington, summer of 2012|
Hi! I'm a competitive cyclist and an assistant professor of chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. Cycling and cooking are my favorite hobbies and I love talking about both of them! Before becoming a cyclist, I was an elite rower, competing on the US Rowing National team and earning a bronze medal at the World Championships in 2009. Shortly after "making it" as a rower, I injured my shoulder and a myriad of other injuries followed. I started taking an interest in nutrition as a means to healing. One thing led to another, and now I'm a vegetarian. Join me on my journey as I explore plant based nutrition as a means for recovery, performance, and fun!