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Student Profiles

Watch the student voices playlist on YouTube to hear directly from our students about their experiences in PSE.

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I grew up in Branford, Connecticut and studied Chemistry at Carleton College (a small Liberal Arts school in Northfield, Minnesota). After undergrad and before joining PSE, I worked for a few years in computational chemistry research at Northeastern University.

In 2019, I graduated from St. Luke’s School in New Canaan CT with 70 other students. This small environment led me to a liberal arts college in Ohio, Kenyon College. During my time at Kenyon College, I worked with Dr. Yutan Getzler who is an alum of Dr. Geoff Coates’ group at Cornell. This was my first introduction to polymers.

Most of my childhood was spent in North Carolina, first in Raleigh and later about thirty minutes southwest in a town called Apex. I graduated in 2020 from Williams College with a B.A in both Chemistry and Economics.  Professor Chris Goh at Williams introduced me to the world of polymers as I did undergraduate research with him in RAFT polymerization.

I grew up just a few miles from the start of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, MA. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s in Materials Science and Engineering.

I am from Tokyo, Japan, and received my B.Eng. from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), majoring in Organic and Polymeric Materials. I chose to study polymers because I was amazed by the infinite potential although most polymers are composed of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen. During my undergraduate studies, I worked on di-block copolymer microdomain orientation on thin films with Prof.

During my undergraduate education at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, I began my research career by developing a way to 3D print ceramic bone implants for patients with bone cancer. During this research, my team and I were able to implant four different dogs with our prosthetic, saving them from amputation.