My name is Paris, and I am studying biological chemistry under Professor David Christianson. My project focuses on using x-ray crystallography to understand the inhibition and function of Histone Deacetylase enzymes. I grew up in Wellington, New Zealand where I got my Bachelors in Biomedical Science from Victoria University of Wellington. I moved to Philadelphia in fall of 2018. In my spare time I enjoy baking and oil painting. As part of WiC, I am on the Professional Advancement Committee and am Communications Lead.