I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Iowa State University. I performed synthetic organic chemistry research in Dr. Levi Stanley's group, researching rhodium-catalyzed hydroacylation and conjugate addition conditions. I'm currently starting my PhD in Organic Chemistry at Texas A&M University with Dr. Kevin Burgess, working with the EKO process.
I'm interested in positions dealing with chemical or biomedical research. I also have experience with programming in several languages and worked as a TA for the Wine, Beer, and Spirits class at Iowa State University.
In my (sometimes rare) spare time, I enjoy taking photos and working in Photoshop. I love to take photos at night and capturing photos of people in natural settings.
I spent a year and half in Iowa State's design program, designing all sorts of projects. I still do freelance design projects.
I spend a good amount of time reading and occasionally writing about foreign policy, current affairs, science, or just things going on in my life.