I am originally from Montclair, New Jersey and completed my bachelor's degree with a double major in chemistry and geology at Middlebury College.
Following graduation, 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.
I am currently a 5th year PhD Candidate in the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, a member of the Zimmerman Lab Group and the Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering.
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)
Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) Honorable Mention
National Science Foundation
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Ph.D. Green Chemistry and Green Engineering
Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Oral Presentation Style and Content
ACS Environmental Chemistry Division
CIBA Travel Award
ACS Green Chemistry Institute
Best Poster Presentation
ACS Green Chemistry and Green Engineering Conference
B.A. Geology and Chemistry
Magna Cum Laude
Geology Departmental Honors
AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science
Nathan Hale Associates Fellow for Academic Achievement and Potential
Yale Graduate School Alumni Fund
Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies
Relevant Work Experience
Dartmouth College Toxic Metals Superfund Research Group
The Munzing Corporation
Baldwin Cooney Scholarship
Middlebury College Geology Department
Gretchen A. Reilly '60 Environmental Studies Endowment
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies