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Theodore D.

California Institute of Technology

Biography

I received my Bachelor's degree in chemistry from Carleton College, a small liberal arts school in Northfield, Minnesota. During my time at Carleton, I was an active educator in the chemistry department. I twice worked as a TA for Organic Chemistry II using the Klein textbook, which helped me develop my explanations for a variety of organic chemistry concepts and start understanding common misconceptions and stumbling blocks. In addition, I was a tutor for general chemistry and organic chemistry classes for almost my entire degree. I spent tons of time with students in all classes, both in groups and individually, helping them develop more efficient chemistry problem-solving skills. I found that I loved passing on my fascination with chemistry to other students. I wanted everyone to see how cool (and relevant) chemistry is, even if you choose not to study the subject!
After I graduated from Carleton, I attended the California Institute of Technology, graduating with my Master's degree in 2019. At Caltech, I worked in Prof. Jonas Peters' lab, studying an photoredox organometallic reaction mechanism. In addition to all of the time I spent in the lab, I was also the TA for four Caltech classes, where I ran recitation sessions for students to get spun up on general chemistry and designed active learning worksheets for undergraduate and graduate students studying Organometallic chemistry. I had a wonderful time and with my degree, I want to pass on some of my chemistry experience to you!

Education

MS Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
BA Chemistry
Carleton College

Topics Covered

Intro to Chemistry
Periodic Table properties
Solutions
Thermodynamics
Liquids
Solids
Gases
Organic Chemistry
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