Activities

2016

Attended Plain Language Training at the Department of Energy (March 2016)

Attended the annual AAAS Meeting, focused on Global Science Engagement (February 2016)

Gave a talk, “The Quadrennial Energy Review: Energy Transmission, Storage, and Distribution Infrastructure” at the annual Energy, Utilities, and Environment Conference, San Diego, CA (February 2016)

2015

Attended the professional development seminar “Fundamentals of Science Communications” hosted by the FrameWorks institute (December 2015)

Attended the professional development seminar “Crucial Conversations” hosted by Candace Bertotti of VitalSmarts (November 2015)

Began working as a Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of Energy in the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (September 2015)

Attended the AAAS orientation for incoming Science & Technology Policy Fellows (September 2015)

Spoke about my experience in congress to the incoming class of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Congressional Science Fellows (September 2015)

Attended the 2015 Year-End Summit and Send-Off for AAAS Fellows (July 2015)

Spoke about my experience in congress to the American Meteorological Society’s Summer Policy Colloquium (June 2015)

Attended the professional developement seminar “Stories that Sell: The Do’s and Don’ts of Science Communication” hosted by AAAS (May 2015)

Received a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in the Energy and Environment program area for 2015-16 (April 2015)

Spoke about my experience in congress to the Stanford’s Rising Environmental Leaders Program, DC Bootcamp (March 2015)

Gave an update of my ACS/AAAS Congressional Fellowship at the 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO (March 2015)

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Attended the Career Summit for AAAS Fellows (January 2015)

2014

Began working as a Congressional Fellow on the democratic staff of the House Natural Resources Committee (October 2014)

Attended the AAAS orientation for incoming Science & Technology Policy Fellows (September 2014)

Taught the workshop, “How to Write a Study Topic” that I designed for 1st year graduate students in the chemistry department, regarding their second year degree requirement (July 2014)

Successfully defended my PhD Thesis entitled “A New Approach to Studying Cobalt’s Surface Chemistry Using Cobalt Nanoparticles Grown on Copper” (July 2014)

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Gave a talk, “Exploring Ullmann Coupling on Cu(111) and Co/Cu(111) Surfaces,” as a Nottingham Prize finalist at the 76th Annual Physical Electronics Conference, LaCrosse, WI (June 2014)

Received the ACS/AAAS Congressional Fellowship for 2014-15 (April 2014)

Co-organized and attended the talk “The Potential Benefits of Making Yourself Visible Online as a Scientist” by Antony Williams, ChemConnector (April 2014)

Participated in MIT’s Central Elements event  of the Cambridge Science Festival with the Northeastern Section Younger Chemists Committee and artist, Szu-Chieh Yun (April 2014) 

Completed planning and attended the successful 2014 Northeastern Student Chemistry Research Conference and Northeastern Student Career Symposium as Chair of the Northeastern Section Younger Chemists Committee (April 2014)

Received the 2014-15 American Chemical Society Congressional Fellowship (April 2014)

Presented a poster An Atomic-Scale View of Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation,” 16th Annual Frühjahrssymposium, Jena, Germany (March 2014)

Led the 2014 Younger Chemists Committee (Northeastern Section American Chemical Society)/JungChemikerForum (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemie) exchange in Jena, Germany (March 2014)

Taught and designed a workshop, “STEM Thesis Writing for Seniors – Where to Start,” aimed at helping undergraduates get started on their senior theses  (February 2014)

Started an internship as a Science Writer/Reporter at Inside Science News Service (January 2014)

2013

Organized six focus sessions for the Division of Chemical Physics at the Sorter’s Meeting for the March 2014 American Physics Society Conference (December 2013)

Taught and designed the “How to Conduct and Interview” sections of the MRS Science Writing Workshop presented at their Fall 2013 meeting  (December 2013)

Elected as Chair of the Younger Chemists Committee of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (November 2013)

Taught and designed a workshop, “STEM Thesis Writing for Seniors,” aimed at helping undergraduates get started on their senior theses  (November 2013)

Gave a talk, “Exploring Ullmann Coupling on Cu(111) and Co/Cu(111) Surfaces,” at the 60th Annual International Symposium and Exhibition of the American Vacuum Society, Long Beach, CA (October 2013)

Taught the workshop, “Writing in Chemistry,” that I designed for 1st year graduate students in the chemistry department at Tufts (October 2013)

Reported on the Materials Research Society-Japan Society of Applied Physics joint symposium in Kyoto, Japan as part of the Apprentice Science Reporter Award from the International Center for Materials Research (September 2013)

Taught and designed a workshop, “Writing a General Chemistry Lab Report,” aimed at helping chemistry teaching assistants to help their students write better lab reports (September 2013)

Started contributing to the SciStarter Blog (August 2013)

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Gave a talk, “Exploring Ullmann Coupling on Cu(111) and Co/Cu(111) Surfaces,” at Riverside, CA the 87th Annual American Chemical Society Colloid and Surface Science Symposium(June 2013)

Presented a poster, “Determination of the Crystallographic Stacking at the Technologically Important Cobalt-Copper interface,” at the 87th Annual American Chemical Society Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Riverside, CA (June 2013)

Received the Apprentice Science Reporter Award to cover the Materials Research Society-Japan Society of Applied Physics joint symposium in Kyoto, Japan from the International Center for Materials Research(May 2013)

Gave a 10 minute presentation “Nanoscale Investigation of a Model Synthetic Fuel Catalyst,” at Tufts Talks 2013: Graduate Student Research Symposium, Tufts University, Medford, MA (May 2013)

Taught & designed a workshop, “How to Write a Study Topic” for 1st year graduate students in the chemistry department, regarding their second year degree requirement (April 2013)

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Completed planning and attended the successful 2013 Tufts Energy Conference as the Co-Director of Content (March 2013)


Co-taught a workshop, “STEM Thesis Writing” for senior thesis writers at Tufts 
(February 2013)

Taught & designed a workshop, “Writing in Chemistry” for 1st year graduate students in the chemistry department at Tufts (March 2013)

Gave a seminar, “An Atomic-Scale View of Reactants on Catalysts,” at Northeastern University to the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, (January 2013)

Attended the “Special Faculty Development Seminar on Writing” at Tufts taught by Constance Hale.

2012

Gave an outreach presentation “Looking at atoms and molecules” at Medford High School, Medford, MA (December 2012)

Elected as Vice Chair of the Younger Chemists Committee of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (November 2012)

Attended the AVS short course on “Analysis of Mass Spectrometer (RGA) Data” (November 2013)

Gave a talk “Towards a Molecular Level Understanding of CO and H2 Adsorption and Dissociation on Cobalt Nanoparticles,” 59th Annual International Symposium and Exhibition of the American Vacuum Society, Tampa, FL (October 2012)

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Received the Research Excellence Travel Award from the Department of Chemistry at Tufts University (July 2012)

Joined the executive team of the Tufts Energy Conference as Co-Director of Content (June 2012)

Received an Excellence in Science Membership Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (May 2012)

Became a writing consultant with the Academic Resource Center at Tufts University (May 2012)

Started contributing to Materials360 Online (May 2012)

Attended the Tufts Energy Conference as a showcase organizer (April 2012)

Placed 2nd for the Visualizing Research @Tufts art award (April 2012)RTS Map copy

Gave a talk Towards a Molecular Level Understanding of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis on Model Cobalt Nanoparticles,” Annual Northeastern Student Chemistry Research Conference, Boston, MA (April 2012)

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Gave a talk Towards a Molecular Level Understanding of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis on Cobalt Nanoparticles,” Annual Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society, San Francisco, CA, (April 2012)

Gave a talk Towards a Molecular Level Understanding of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis on Model Cobalt Nanoparticles,” 14th Annual Frühjahrssymposium, Rostock, Germany (March 2012)

Participated in the 2012 Younger Chemists Committee (Northeastern Section American Chemical Society)/JungChemikerForum (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemie) exchange in Rostock, Germany (March 2012)

Gave a talk “Towards a Molecular Level Understanding of CO and H2 Adsorption and Dissociation on Cobalt Nanoparticles,” Annual March Meeting of the American Physical Society, Boston, MA (March 2012)

2011

Selected as U.S. delegate and presenter at the German Frühjahrssymposium in Rostock, Germany by the Northeast Section of the American Chemical Society (November 2011)

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Joined the planning team of the Tufts Energy Conference as a showcase organizer (October 2011)

Elected as Social Chair of the Younger Chemists Committee of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (September 2011)

Received a U.S. Department of Education, Fellowship for Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) (September 2011)

Gave a talk “Towards a Molecular Level Understanding of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis on Model Cobalt Nanoparticles,” at the 41st Annual Meeting of the New England Section of the American Vacuum Society, Burlington, MA (June 2011)

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Presented a poster “Towards Understanding the Fischer-Tropsch Reaction on Model Cobalt Nanoparticles,” at A Research Day on Sustainability, Tufts University, Medford, MA (May 2011)

Gave an outreach presentation “Looking at Atoms and Molecules” at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, MA (April 2011)

Gave a talk “Towards Understanding Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis on Model Cobalt Nanoparticles,” at the 15th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, Tufts University, Medford, MA (April 2011)

Gave a poster “Towards Understanding the Fischer-Tropsch Reaction on Model Cobalt Nanoparticles,” Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Reactions at Surfaces, Ventura Beach, CA, (February 2011)

2010

Presented a posterAn Atomic Scale View of Cobalt’s Chemistry in Alloys,” 240th at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, MA (August 2010)

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Presented a poster “An Atomic Scale View of Cobalt’s Chemistry in Alloys,” at the Gordon Research Conference on Catalysis, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH (June 2010)

Gave an outreach presentation “Looking at Atoms and Molecules” at Social Justice Academy High School in Boston, MA (April 2010)

Taught recitation for chemistry of materials (Spring 2010)

Invited as a “5 Under 25” panelist to speak about my college experience, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, (January 2010)

2009

Taught physical chemistry (thermodynamics) laboratory (Fall 2009)

Enrolled in the chemistry PhD program at Tufts University (September 2009)tufts

Graduated from Northeastern University with a BS & MS degree in chemistry (April 2009)NU

Received the American Institute of Chemists Outstanding Senior in Chemistry Award (April 2009)

Received the Northeastern University Outstanding Co-op Award (April 2009)

Became a chemistry tutor at Northeastern University (January 2009)

2008

Gave a talk, Multipurpose Spectroscopic Fuel Cell for Evaluation of In Operando Membrane Electrode Assemblies,” at the 214th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Honolulu, HI (October 2008)

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