Alicia L. Broussard is currently an embryologist at Midwest Fertility Specialists and a PhD student at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in the Reproductive Clinical Sciences program. She completed a Bachelor of Science in 2001 and a Master of Science in 2004 from Purdue University. Her focus of research at Purdue was factors affecting the metabolism and development of porcine nuclear transfer and in vitro fertilized embryos. She has worked in clinical IVF laboratories for over 14 years and is certified by the American Board of Bioanalysts in the areas of both Embryology and Andrology since 2006. Her dissertation area of focus is on the characterization of sperm DNA fragmentation and its causes and how it affects embryo development, blastocyst ploidy status, mosaicism, and live birth rates following pre-implantation genetic testing. Alicia has been author or co-author for many abstracts presented at ASRM and as co-author for articles published in several major journals. Alicia looks forward to continued research and clinical work in the field of ART.