I’m a Ph.D student in Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University and my hometown is Quincy, MA! My research looks at how to make recycling nuclear fuel more efficient and how to reduce corrosion of gas turbines and engines. My field involves a lot of electrochemistry and I aim to develop novel nuclear energy and energy storage solutions (while getting into some policy and teaching along the way!) If you want to learn a little more, check out my profile on Unique Scientists!
Musical Theater Nerd
I absolutely love musicals and take every possible opportunity to see a show if I can. I’ve made my way to Phantom, Wicked, RENT, Book of Mormon, Hamilton, and a few others here and there. Some day I plan on assembling all of my playbills into one central location, but until then they shall sit in various shoeboxes of memories.
Beaches and Oceans
Growing up a 10 minute walk from a Boston area beach, I’ve always loved the smell of the salt air and the sound of waves crashing on the shore. I have a personal goal to jump into every major body of water I pass by on any trip. It’s led to some very cold (Alaska) and interesting (Galway Bay) experiences!
It’s been a little difficult being in the middle of Pennsylvania, but even the middle of PA has it’s beautiful spots, like Black Moshannon and Whipple Dam.