Wonderfest Science Envoy
Rachel Hagey is currently finishing up her PhD in Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She received dual bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and philosophy from St.Edward’s University in Austin, TX. Rachel’s current research focuses on translational molecular virology, where she studies the structure-function relationships of RNA viruses, like influenza, in an effort to uncover new antiviral targets for the development of novel classes of drug therapies. When she isn’t actively trying to prevent the next pandemic or avoiding becoming the next Outbreak monkey, Rachel can be found getting her run on, dancing her socks off, and putting the whiskey in.