Weeldon lab: “Innovation lies at the intersection of fields” is a mantra of mine and carries me through all my work. I use synthetic biology in the lab to produce pharmaceutical compounds like cannabinoids in non-conventional yeast hosts using a CRISPR-Cas9 modification and screening system. As a side project, I own a small business selling alcohol content detectors I invented for brewers worldwide. My other hobbies include cooking, making naturally fermented foods, gardening, and working on cars. With this diversity of interests, I am excited to be a part of the Plants3D cohort to learn more about plant biology and entrepreneurship in biotechnology!