- B.S. Biochemistry, B.S. Environmental Chemistry
- Suma Cum Laude, Florida State University May 2012.
I was born in Indian Rocks Beach, FL and grew up in the surrounding area. My hobbies include playing music, gardening, hiking, and surfing.
I conducted undergraduate research under Dr. Igor Alabugin at FSU, studying photo/thermal radical cyclizations of alkynes and their applications to cancer phototherapy.
The overarching goal of my research is to decrease the cost and environmental impact associated with the synthesis of organic semiconductors. More specifically, I am currently investigating protocols for direct heteroarylations in donor-acceptor couplings. Additionally, I work on the synthesis of near IR absorbing polymers and conjugated polyelectrolytes.