Grimes, Gabrielle

Ph.D. Student
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Research Group: Blecking Group

Major Area of Focus: Chemical Education

Minor Area of Focus: Analytical Chemistry

Profiles in social media:  LinkedIn  ResearchGate

Previously Attended: Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin, B.S., Chemistry 2015

Why I like Chemistry:

The study of chemistry has been, and continues to be, incredibly rewarding and challenging for me, a challenge I have grown to love as I continually seek to better understand the world around us from the tiniest particles to everyday phenomena.

Why I chose the Chemistry & Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee:

Another great joy of mine, and my first career, is teaching. I always wanted to continue my education towards an advanced degree and UW-Milwaukee offered me the opportunity to combine my love of teaching with my love of Chemistry. I believe learning chemistry can be incredibly empowering when students are able to connect it to their life and real-world experiences. My goal is to help empower students through education.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee:

Spend time with my family along the lake front and other community activities, walking and running with our family dog, and showing kindness and compassion to my fellow humans.

Awards & Recognition:

Transfer Excellence Scholarship – Edgewood College (2010-2015)
Edgewood Science Award for outstanding student (2012 & 2014)
Graduated Magna Cum Laude – Edgewood College (2015)
TA mentorship travel Award (2018)
UWM Chancellor’s Award (2017 – 2021)