Connie completed her Bachelor of Science at The University of Queensland in June 2016, majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She first joined the Inflammasome lab for a short research project in Summer 2013-2014 and again in Winter 2015, assisting Alina Zamoshnikova and Caroline Holley in flow cytometry-based assays for inflammasome activation. She is currently undertaking research towards her Honours degree.