I am a research scientist at the 88-Inch Cyclotron at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a member of the Bay Area Nuclear Data Group. I received my B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah in 2013 where I worked as an outreach mentor to schools throughout the state of Utah, advocating for careers in science and engineering to historically underrepresented groups of students. I went on to the University of California, Berkeley to earn my Ph.D. in 2018 in Nuclear Engineering.
Throughout my career, I have been passionately engaged in experimental nuclear science, educational outreach, effective science outreach and communication to the public. I do my best to make a healthy balance of fun with my work, which revolves around things like travel (Norway is hands-down my favorite place on Earth to visit), cooking (because food chemistry is 50% science and 100% magic), brewing (beer, mead, cider, and other exotic beverages), exercise (sailing, biking, skiing, fencing, etc.), curling up with a good book, and generally enjoying adventures in the Bay Area.
Research based in isotope production, with an emphasis on medical applications:
- Production of novel medical isotopes
- Development of intense neutron source capabilities
- Radiochemical purification and separations
- Precision nuclear data measurements