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B.S. 2006, Winona State University
Ph.D. 2010, University of Mississippi
As the computational chemistry leader, I teach students at a variety of levels how to employ computational approaches to aid their research, and I teach a course on basic computational chemistry for non-theoretical chemistry students.
I also work with experimental research groups that are interested in augmenting their research with computational approaches by training students or by collaborating on the computations. I help oversee our computational cluster by making software selections, identifying inefficient computing, and by maintaining a wiki website for users.
Writing grants and finding funding to increase and update our computational facility resources make up another key component of my role. My goal is to have enough computing capacity to offer a computational component in General Chemistry courses for undergraduates. In 2013, we were awarded a UW-Madison Instructional Laboratory Modernization grant to begin implementing this idea. I also have been working with instructors to integrate computational approaches into classes across all divisions -- not just physical chemistry.
Awards and Honors
|UW–Madison Outstanding Women of Color Award||2020|
|Early Career Award, College of Letters & Science||2015|
|Electrochemical Strategy for Hydrazine Synthesis: Development and Overpotential Analysis of Methods for Oxidative N-N Coupling of an Ammonia Surrogate. 2020;142:12349-12356..|
|The 103-360 GHz rotational spectrum of benzonitrile, the first interstellar benzene derivative detected by radioastronomy. Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. 2018;351:39-48..|
|Spin-Selective Generation of Triplet Nitrenes: Olefin Aziridination through Visible-Light Photosensitization of Azidoformates. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 2016;55:2239-2242..|
|Single-Molecule Investigation of Initiation Dynamics of an Organometallic Catalyst. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2016;138:3876-3883..|
|Enantioselective photochemistry through Lewis acid-catalyzed triplet energy transfer. Science. 2016;354:1391-1395..|