Aoife is a 3rd year PhD candidate in the BE department advised by Dr. Arjun Raj. Her work focuses on quantifying cellular memory, with future applications in epigenetic immunoengineering. Aoife holds a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering: Biotechnology from the University of California, San Diego, where her work focused on the role of tumor draining lymphatics in responses to immune checkpoint blockade in HNSCC. While at Penn, Aoife has served as a teaching assistant for three bioengineering courses, and as a research mentor for two years with the Diversity Action Plan for Penn Genomics. She is particularly interested in decolonization, diversity, and inclusion in the engineering classroom, and looks forward to continuing to grow as an educator.