2013 Provost Women in Science Travel Award
2013 Microscopy & Microanalysis Physical Sciences Poster Award – 1st Place
2013 Quantitative Chemical Biology 1-year Fellowship
2013 Associate Instructor Award
2011 BS Chemistry, Literature; Marquette University
I joined the Baker Group in the fall of 2011 based on my interest of bioanalytical electrochemistry at the nanoscale. During my time in the group, I have had the opportunity to learn a number of techniques commonly used in analytical and materials chemistry, including scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM), focused-ion beam (FIB) milling, and atomic force microscopy (AFM). My training in these techniques, especially the FIB, has enabled me to work on a variety of projects in the Baker Group. These projects have included fabrication of carbon electrodes and AFM probes.
Work towards my thesis is focused on scanning probe microscopy (SPM) resolution. We recently characterized the numerous factors that affect SICM resolution under experimental conditions, with surprising results. Other projects we are working on include resolution studies with a modified version of SICM, termed potentiometric-SICM.
I received a B.S. in chemistry and English literature from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where I ran cross country and track. As an undergraduate I had the opportunity to do summer research with Dr. Kevin Jantzi at Valparaiso University in the summer of 2009. While there I had the task of reworking his organic chemistry laboratory experiments to render them more environmentally friendly and less wasteful. In the summer of 2010 I was an REU student at Louisiana State University where I worked in Prof. Isiah Warner’s lab. It was here that I developed an interest for analytical, materials, and electrochemistry while working with plastic structured ionic liquids for energy storage. I am originally from Michigan City, Indiana. In my free-time, I enjoy competing in marathons.
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Publications prior to IU