I can answer questions regarding general, organic and analytical chemistry, as well as in chemical oceanography and aquatic chemistry.
I am a PhD candidate in chemical oceanography. My research focuses on organic compounds that bioaccumulate in marine mammals. This work requires extensive use and knowledge in the areas of organic extrations and chromatographic protocols, various types of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, stable and radioisotope data collection and analysis and an understanding of marine food webs. Previous research on phospholipids and chrial solvating agents required extensive use and understanding of liquid chromatography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometry, respectively. I also have an excellent understanding of what goes into making a radiocarbon (14C) date since I spent two years preparing samples for this type of analysis. I enjoy making science understandable, accessible and exciting for children of all ages (from my youngest cousins to my 90 year-old grandparents)!
Sigma Xi American Chemistry Society American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
BS Chemistry (2002) PhD Chemical Oceangraphy (2010)
Awards and Honors
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2004-2007)