Teaching Associate in Chemistry
M.A., Harvard University
B.A., Connecticut College
My main job here at Wheaton is to teach the laboratories for Organic Chemistry and Advanced Organic Chemistry. I love this role as it gives me so much one on one time with the students and I feel I am really helping them to develop their skills as scientists. I am always amazed at the interesting results the students come up with so my job is rarely boring! Something new is always happening in the lab. One of my interests has been introducing Green Chemistry into the Organic labs in the form of research presentations to raise awareness of this exciting area of chemistry. Also we have successfully incorporated many Green Chemistry principles into our lab schedule to increase the safety and environmental impact of our work. I think this sets a good example for future chemists.