About the Author
I am a fifth-year graduate student in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In my research, I use lasers to study new materials for solar cells. I’m also developing new laser-based techniques for studying biophysical systems like proteins interacting with cell membranes.
While my main focus in graduate school is research, I also love doing outreach activities through the Materials Research Center’s education group. I’m also interested in science communication, and have taken science communication and science writing courses in the journalism and chemistry departments at UW-Madison.
Outside of the lab, I like to dance and do crafty things like knitting. I also love cooking, baking, and messing with recipes. These things usually won’t show up on this blog, but every once in a while I get the urge to knit or bake something science-y, so you never know.
(This picture is from a dress-up-like-old-time-chemists photo shoot that my coworkers and I did when I was an undergrad, by the way. I look so studious!)