ABOUT ME

I am originally from Montclair, New Jersey and completed my bachelor's degree with a double major in chemistry and geology at Middlebury College. I graduated with my PhD in May, 2020 from the Yale School of the Environment, a member of the Zimmerman Lab Group and the Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. 

In September, 2020 I will join the Princeton University Department of Geosciences and the Molecular Environmental Geochemistry Group as a Hess Postdoctoral Fellow.

 

Prior to Yale, I spent a year as a researcher with Dartmouth's Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program conducting research on the environmental fate of mercury at a Superfund site in Northern New Hampshire. 

My research interests broadly focus on the behavior of chemical pollutants in natural systems. Specifically, my dissertation focuses on the design of novel selective and multifunctional biomaterial adsorbents for oxyanion removal from drinking water.

Performing EXAFS (Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure) experiments at the Advanced Photon Source Synchrotron Particle Accelerator (APS)

Education

Awards

2016

Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) Honorable Mention

National Science Foundation

2015-2020

Yale University

School of the Environment

Ph.D. Green Chemistry and Green Engineering

2017

Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Oral Presentation Style and Content

ACS Environmental Chemistry Division

2017

CIBA Travel Award

ACS Green Chemistry Institute

2016

Best Poster Presentation

ACS Green Chemistry and Green Engineering Conference

2010-2014

Middlebury College

B.A. Geology and Chemistry

Magna Cum Laude

Geology Departmental Honors

2020

ACS ENVR Graduate Student Award

ACS Environmental Chemistry Division

 

 

2019

AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science

AAAS/Science

 

2018

Nathan Hale Associates Fellow for Academic Achievement and Potential

Yale Graduate School Alumni Fund

2015, 2017

YIBS Fellowship

Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies

Relevant Work Experience

2014-2015

Research Technician

Dartmouth College Toxic Metals Superfund Research Group

2009-2011

R&D Intern

The Munzing Corporation

2012

Baldwin Cooney Scholarship

Middlebury College Geology Department

2012

Gretchen A. Reilly '60 Environmental Studies Endowment

Middlebury College 

2015-2020

Doctoral Fellowship

Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Professional Appointments

2020-present

Hess Postdoctoral Fellow

Princeton University Department of Geosciences

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