Hey there! Welcome to my little piece of the internet.

Since fall 2022, I have been a graduate student in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Biology.

Before MIT, I graduated from the University of Florida in 2020. There, I studied computer science, biology, and everything in between. I received a B.S. in Computer Science (cum laude) and B.S. in Microbiology (summa cum laude).

During my time at UF, I was honored to be named a Goldwater Scholar in 2019, an award given to those students show "the greatest potential" to become leaders in their field. Out of a graduating class of roughly 9,000 UF students, I was one of 9 named a Four-Year Outstanding Scholar.

Also in 2020, I became a Synthetic Biology Apprentice at Octant, a Bay Area startup trying to revolutionize the way we approach drug discovery. In my two years on Octant's SynBio team, I received exceptional mentorship and made both computational and biological contributions across many areas of the company's research.

Biology can help solve our most complex challenges.


Contact (in order of preference)

Email: will @ this domain (don't forget the two v's)
Twitter: @willovvens
LinkedIn: @ovvens