Karlie is a graduate student in the lab. She grew up in Newton, Illinois and graduated from Hanover College in 2019 with a B.S. in Chemistry and minors in Biology and History. While at Hanover, she was a research assistant with Dr. Timothy Cunningham, worked as a study group leader and tutor, and spent her final semester studying abroad in the United Kingdom. In the summer of 2018, Karlie participated in the Amgen Scholar Program at UCLA with Dr. Stephen Clarke. Outside of school, Karlie enjoys playing with her dog, reading, and traveling.