I have known since I was a college student that I wanted to be a chemistry professor at a small, undergraduate institution. I arrived at Warren Wilson College in 2012, and I have found that there is no better place to live and work than here in the Swannanoa Valley! I continue to be drawn to the college’s mission to “empower graduates to pursue meaningful careers and lead purposeful lives dedicated to a just, equitable, and sustainable world.”
My primary specialty is Organic Chemistry (Organic I is my favorite course to teach), and my passions also include biological chemistry and instrumental analysis. In the classroom, I want students to feel that they are challenged, and that they have the support they need to meet that challenge.
Much of my research involves trying to use repurpose waste materials into something more environmentally beneficial. And, there is nothing like conducting this research with the curious, passionate undergraduate scientists at Warren Wilson!