Monthly Archives: October 2014


I graduated from Kalamazoo College (2008) in Kalamazoo, MI with a B.A. in chemistry. Immediately following, I attended the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR where I obtained my M.S. (2010) and Ph.D. (2014) in physical chemistry under the supervision of Professor Geraldine L. Richmond. My Ph.D. work focused on using surface specific vibrational spectroscopy to study the assembly of environmentally and biologically relevant macromolecules at the oil-water interface. After my Ph.D., I obtained a postdoctoral position at the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where I worked under the supervision of Dr. Ronald N. Zuckermann. At the Molecular Foundry, I used surface rheological measurement to study the assembly of peptoids into bilayer nanosheets through monolayer collapse at the air-water interface. In 2014, I left my postdoctoral position to take a position as a Visiting Professor of Chemistry at Kalamazoo College, where I currently teach and do research with undergraduate students.