I grew up in Chicago, and I completed my bachelors degree at Carleton College in Minnesota, where I double majored in chemistry and mathematics. After moving from the bitter cold of Minnesota to the searing heat of Tucson, I joined LabMonti to pursue a Ph.D. in physical chemistry. My research focuses on building electronic circuits using individual molecules, which may one day help produce more efficient and easier-to-fabricate computer chips. While running my experiment is fun, my true passion is developing new analysis approaches in order to extract as much meaning as possible from our large and complex datasets. When I'm not in the lab, I enjoy hiking and reading fantasy novels.