I grew up in “the Electric City”, Scranton, PA, at the top of Appalachia where abandoned coal mines, locomotives, and parks (not to mention the Dunder Mifflin crew) made for some great times. I attended Lehigh University (that school that beat Duke that one time) where I studied chemical engineering for four years with an emphasis in physical chemistry. After graduating I went to industry to be a real-life engineer and worked at Air Products where I separated air for fun. After a year I decided to head to Princeton to pursue a Ph.D. Currently, I’m a fifth year graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering studying materials science and its applications in energy devices. I’m also a member of the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS) so be sure to check us out (on facebook!) if you’re into energy or climate science. Outside of lab, I like to spend time outdoors, travel, swim, play tennis and boardgames, watch movies, bake cookies and hang out with the Rocky crew!