Congratulations to Sophia von Hippel, selected as the Fall 2022 CBC Outstanding Senior!
Sophia von Hippel is from Anchorage, Alaska. She is a passionate traveler, hiker, and gardener.
At the University of Arizona, Sophia studied chemistry and completed an honors thesis project to identify aryl hydrocarbon receptor-active metabolites in firefighter urine samples through an untargeted metabolomics approach.
Additionally, Sophia completed a semester-long full-time internship at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where she developed a training data set for a neural network model to identify ship tracks from infrared satellite imagery. This work is published in the journal Science Advances.
Sophia plans to pursue a PhD in sustainable chemistry starting fall of 2023. In her free time, Sophia trains jiu jitsu and seeks outdoor adventure; last summer, Sophia traveled to Spain alone and hiked 687 km across Spain.