I am an early career microbiologist and bioinformatician currently at Caltech in the field of metagenomics. I received my PhD at UQ in the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics. Throughout my PhD I was at the interface of microbial ecology, chemical engineering, and computational biology and have gained many skills ranging from microscopy, reactor operation and computer programming. I love looking at genomes and developing hypotheses on ecology and physiology based on genomic data. My current role is predominantly in bioinformatics, however my background in molecular biology allows me to transition into wet-lab roles and to place the inferences of metagenomic data into a broader biological framework.