University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
Years: 2010 - Current
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Analytical and Atmospheric Chemistry
Anticipated Degree: Masters (2012), PhD (2015)
University of Washington, (Seattle, WA)
Degree: B.S. Chemistry, ACS certified with Distinction, cum laude
Awards and Honors
2011 - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention
2010 - ACS Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry (University of Washington)
2009 - Washington NASA Space Grant (University of Washington)
2009 - ACS Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry (University of Washington)
2008 - Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Scholarship (University of Washington)
2006 - Bausch and Lomb Hnorary Science Award (Kamiak High School, Mukilteo, WA)
2009 - Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate
2009 - Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium
2009 - ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium, Puget Sound Section
2010-2011 - Investigation of Primary Marine Aerosol as a member of CAICE (http://caice.ucsd.edu/CAICE_Home/CAICE_Home.html)
Description: Participated in planning of experiments to characterize primary marine aerosol produced through wavebreaking. Analyze the physical properties of these particles and analyzing their properties compared to those produced by common artificial aerosol generation methods (glass fritted discs, plunging jets).
2008-2010 - Studies toward the activation of C-H bonds using platinum organometallic complexes.
Description: Worked closely with graduate student Kyle Grice in planning and investigating the properties of a platinum complex, platinum (II) dimethyl (amino-pyridal-di-tertbutyl phosphine), which was shown to activate the C-H bond of benzene molecules.
Spring 2011 - CHEM 6C: General Chemistry III (Dr. Stacey Brydges, University of California San Diego)
Winter 2011 - CHEM 7L: General Chemistry Laboratory (Dr. Sandrine Berniolles University of California San Diego)
Autumn 2010 - CHEM 6B: General Chemistry II (Prof. John Crowell, University of California San Diego)
Spring 2010 - CHEM 152: General Chemistry II (Dr. Andrea Carroll, University of Washington)
Autumn 2009 - CHEM 120: Introductory Chemistry (Dr. Khushroo Daruwala, University of Washington)
University of California, San Diego
CHEM 231 - Chemical Kinetics and Molecular Reactions
SIO 217A - Atmospheric and Climate Sciences I: Atmospheric Thermodynamics
CHEM 230A - Quantum Mechanics I
SIO 260 - Marine Chemistry
CHEM 273 - Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 273 - Atmopheric Chemistry
2011 - SEA Days: Breathing in Climate Change (Birch Aquarium, La Jolla, CA)
Organized Prather lab representation and planning hands-on demos for the public to interract with as a means of demonstrating some principles of atmospheric science.
2011 - Monthly Outreach at Paul Ecke Elementary (Encinitas, CA)
Coordinated participating of graduate student, undergraduate, and post-doc representation at a monthly event. Worked with 5th grade students in supplementing in-class science curriculum with fun and practical chemical demonstrations in conjunction with Skip Pomeroy. Coordinated the student end of a final assembly for all 3rd-6th graders demonstrating various standard chemical demonstrations.