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Congratulations to Haley Petersen, Fall 2018 CBC Outstanding Senior

Haley Petersen is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in chemistry with minors in French and Linguistics.

Throughout her undergraduate career, she pursued a variety of different fields of study and ultimately decided upon chemistry when she discovered her love of both learning the theoretical lecture material and participating in the creativity and problem-solving associated with research. Though she values everything she learned in her other studies (now dropped or relegated to minors), her research in the lab of Dr. Dennis L. Lichtenberger, studying [FeFe]-hydrogenase mimetic catalysts for reduction of protons to molecular hydrogen, cemented her love of chemistry and future goals. She hopes to continue participating in research through graduate school and is currently applying to several PhD programs in chemistry.