I am currently an honors student at the University of Denver. I have dedicated my academic career to pursuing a double major in chemistry and mathematics. In addition to academics, I am involved in several student organizations and programs in order to further my enrichment in the STEM field. Outside of class, I tutor students of all ages in a variety of subjects, including mathematics, science, reading, and writing. I intend to pursue a Ph.D. in physical chemistry after graduating from the University of Denver.
During the academic year 2020-2021, I worked in an analytical chemistry lab conducting the heavy-metal trace analysis of soil samples by performing strong acid digestions. To analyze results, my lab group utilized ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectroscopy) to determine the metal components in the samples.
During the summer of 2021, I was a visiting undergraduate research scholar at the University of Colorado, Boulder working in a physical chemistry group. I investigated the intrinsic photocharging of Cadmium Sulfide (CdS) quantum dots. Specifically, I used spectroscopic techniques to understand the photophysical properties of CdS quantum dots in order to have a more complete interpretation of the hole trapping mechanism on the nanocrystal surface.
To continue my work in the photophysics of nanocrystals, I now work in a physics lab at DU in hopes to conduct the ultra-fast spectroscopy of perovskite solar devices.
Additionally, I am the president of the student chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics at my university.