Tenured!

I am happy and honored to say that I have officially been granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor! It has been a whirlwind of work, stress, fun, and every emotion over the past 6 years since I started at University of Richmond. Thank you to my colleagues...

A New Year (and a New Decade)

Happy New Year! I cannot believe that we are starting 2020. When I look back on the previous decade, I think about all of the changes in my life – personal and professional. On the latter side: I graduated with a Ph.D. in chemistry from Duke University in...

Seminar Series

I have always been a believer in attending seminar talks. I think this was ingrained in me while I was undergraduate student at Hope College. Early in my time, I was encouraged by faculty members to attend the external speaker talks (sometimes bribed with extra...

A Rejuvenating Trip

Earlier this week I made a (long 5 hour drive) trip up to Haverford College in Pennsylvania. One of my friends from graduate school, Dr. Louise Charkoudian, is an assistant professor in the chemistry department. She invited me up to give a talk on my research to the...

Out of teaching shape

With research leave last spring, Tuesday marked my first day in the classroom since last December. My schedule this year has my chemical biology class on T/R morning and experimental biochemistry lab on T/R afternoons. It has the potential to be great for research...
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