Antonella joined the Kwon Lab as a research technician in 2013, where she worked on projects with the lab’s lung group for three years. She received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Yale University where she worked on induced pluripotent stem cell research as well as public health projects in Uganda, Cameroon, and Ecuador. Antonella took a brief hiatus from science to teach high school with Teach for America before coming to the Kwon Lab. She is now an MPH student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and is working on a master’s thesis in the lab to quantify rates of intimate partner violence and intravaginal cleansing practices in the FRESH cohort. In her spare time, Antonella enjoys volunteering, baking, arts and crafts, and playing with her 600 cats.