I completed my undergraduate degree at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where I double majored in chemistry and biochemistry. I'm not a native southerner, however, and am from the small state of Connecticut. While at CofC, I was actively involved in the Alpha Kappa chapter of Phi Mu.
In Fall 2009, I joined the chemistry department at Indiana University as a graduate student. I am currently involved in the creation of new types of electrodes from pyrolyzed parylene C (PPC). Parylene C can also function as an insulative coating for scanning electrochemical microscopy-atomic force microscopy (SECM-AFM) probes. Combined with PPC, these types of carbon SECM-AFM probes can be used to investigate biogenic chemical species, such as dopamine and glutamate, on the nanoscale. In the future, I would like to apply PPC for the detection of neurological species in situ. My broader research interests include any odd, physical scientific phenomena and everything scanning probe.