I’m an infectious disease epidemiologist in the CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship, stationed at the Bureau of Tuberculosis Control in New York City. I’m primarily interested in the epidemiology and control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB), a bacterium that infects a third of the human population and kills about 1.4 million people each year, or about one person every 30 seconds. In addition, I find human behavior fascinating, especially when it isn’t always rational. Other professional interests include health system organization, social network analysis, and molecular epidemiology. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, reading, and traveling as much as my current situation allows. All views are my own and do not represent the CDC, CSTE, or NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.