Research Group: Blecking Group
Major Area of Focus: Chemical Education
Minor Area of Focus: Analytical Chemistry
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)