- Extreme parasites, their hosts, and crucial adaptive mechanisms that allow life to survive and thrive amidst extreme deep-sea environments such as hydrothermal vents and deep-sea trenches.
- Masters of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences – University of Florida (2019)
- M.S. Biotechnology – University of Texas Health Northeast (2016)
- B.S. Biology / Microbiology – University of Texas Dallas (2013)