Thank you so much for your interest in my work! I’m truly flattered and appreciate your time. In this section of my website, I’ll include a number of resources profiling my writing, resume, leadership experience, and research. But I’m certainly not the only person wanting to show off their STEM/writing skillsets. Please check out this post to learn more about powerful female, BIPOC/POC, and/or LGBTQIA+ aspiring writers and scientists that are doing incredible things.
On the note of diversity in STEM and writing, check out this list of resources that helps promote minorities in science and the arts. Finally, if you’re a minority in STEM or writing, hit me up on the contact section of my page– I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to promote your work through this website and/or my social media pages. Below is my academic story- but there are so many others to be shared. Let me help amplify your experience to the best of my ability!




If you’re interested in learning more about my research, please feel free to read some of my most recent and relevant research papers here:

A Game Theory Model for Behavioral Relations in Varecia rubra (Gagné 2021, Duke University Vertices Academic Journal, Peer Reviewed)


If you’d like to learn more about my studies and work in pulp fiction, I implore you to check out the Freshly Squeezed Pulp podcasting troupe that I helped to co-found at Duke University! I’ve had the honor of working as a writer, producer, sound editor, and voice actress for The Adventures of Tarzan, a solo writer and VA for the upcoming Adventures of Hazel Strong spin-off, and served as a co-president my sophomore year, president my junior year, and was a co-founder of the group. You can also check the group out on its social media pages. An avid pulp lover, I’ve always got projects in development. So stay tuned for more writing endeavors!


Despite how horribly nervous it makes me, I’ve actually done a good deal of public speaking! Below is a list of my public presentations and my two TEDx Talks.

  • Presentation of senior thesis at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (2022)
  • Presentation of evolutionary game theory research at Boston College (2021)
  • Creator panel at Pulpfest 2021 for Freshly Squeezed Pulp (2021)
  • Defense of Graduation with Distinction Senior Capstone Thesis at Duke (2021)
  • Presentation of personal Kincade research at the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting (2021)
  • Presentation of personal Kincade research at NASA (2020)
  • Presentation of personal Kincade research at NOAA NWS (2020)
  • Presentation of personal research at The Pentagon (2016)
  • Attendee of DC’s xSTEM National Science Conference & Festival (2016)



  • North Carolina State University College of Engineering Graduate Merit Award (2021)
  • Duke Mathematics Department Award for Community Service (2021)
  • American Meteorological Society’s First Place Poster Presentations/Student Paper Award (2021)
  • Brooke Owens Fellow (2021-)
  • Explorer’s Club Member (2020-)
  • Duke Provost Scholar (2017-2021)
  • Duke SPIRE Fellow (2017-2021)
  • Duke AGS Member & Summer Fellow (2018-2020)
  • Janice P. Duncan Memorial Award for Academic Excellence & Resilience (2019)
  • Duke SPLASH Teacher (2018-2019)
  • County Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Science (2016)
  • VentureNEXT Science Student (2015)
  • Dublin Community Champion Award (2015)
  • Nikki Kukwa Memorial Aviation Camp Participant (2015)
  • Governor’s Thomas Edison Award in Alternative Energy (2012)

Performance & Appearance Credits

Production Credits


Sometimes I travel for conferences, business, and events! Let me know if I’m in your area and want to connect.

  • Chicago, May 2022


Finally, if you’d like to reach me, please head on over to my contact page for more information!

UPDATED 04/11/22