Northwest born, I thrive in the outdoors - you can find me hiking, climbing, camping, hunting, and fishing. I also love to create! Pottery, cooking, baking, crochet, you name it!
Here in the lab, I am concerned with leveraging machine learning to predict kinetic parameters allowing for speedy design of gas phase systems such as carbon capture in flue gas or precursor in chemical vapor manufacturing techniques. I am super excited to develop tools bringing the informatics of data science to kinetics design and to drive the community in terms of minimizing waste and energy use.
I completed my undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Applied Mathematics at Montana State University. While I’m an engineer at heart, a modeling-focused undergraduate research project and interest in better understanding the theory behind the engineering models I saw in classes led me to pursue a second degree in Applied Math. In my PhD, I hope to draw from both of these backgrounds to apply computational methods and data science to pressing problems in engineering. Like most MSU alumni, I prefer to spend my free time exploring mountainous regions on skis, a bike, or on foot.
Sophomore - UW
I am majoring in Chemical Engineering, my goal when pursuing this Engineering path is using the knowledge for the benefit of society. I was compelled by the research topic of Professor Valleau since I love learning about kinetics parameters and how the molecules interact with each other in the reaction. Moreover, the lab will give me an opportunity to access machine learning, and other computer tools/skills. In my free time, I enjoy baking, cooking, hiking and exploring the neighborhood that I have never been to before. I travel every summer with my travelling buddy in Florida. I love to talk with people and am willing to learn new things. In the last 2 years of my undergraduate, I hope to gather as much knowledge as possible and be able to pursue my PhD degree after graduation.