Johnson, Leah

PhD Student
Chemistry & Biochemistry


Earlham College, 2015-2019, B.A., Chemistry

Why I like Chemistry

It's exhilarating to know that everything--stars, stones, plankton, people--are all made up of the same materials. Chemistry studies the processes that tie the Universe together.

Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee

I want to study Chemistry Education to make it easier for people to learn and appreciate chemistry and other sciences, and UWM has one of the best Chem. Ed. programs in the country.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee

Run along the waterfront.

Research Goals

I want to make chemistry more accessible to students.


Phi Beta Kappa, 2019
American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry, 2019
Bain-Swiggett Poetry Prize, 2019
American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry, 2017