Hey! I’m a junior majoring in chemistry and genetics. I joined the Stowe Group in January 2022 and have become increasingly interested in chemical education research ever since. My current research with the group focuses on identifying moments in which students demonstrate sensemaking in high school chemistry classrooms. In the past, I developed assessment items for use in these classrooms and analyzed the ways that students choose to engage with related materials. In addition to my research in the Stowe Group, I also performed a couple of syntheses of nitriles resembling compounds detected in space in the McMahon group for a brief period this fall (however, I do not recommend attempting to juggle two research groups at once!). I’m really enthusiastic about research and would love to answer any questions you may have!