August 2018

Grace grew up in in Greenwood, Indiana. She completed her undergraduate studies at Marian University where she majored in Chemistry and Biology, doing research with Professor Carl Lecher. Grace then spent a year at UIUC where she completed research under the direction of Professor Kami Hull.  She joined the Brown lab in August 2018 and is now working on nickel-catalyzed alkene difunctionalization. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading and running.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis

December 2018

Rachel is from Des Peres, MO, just outside Saint Louis. She graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from Illinois State University in May of 2018. During her sophomore year, she did crystal engineering research under Professor Chris Hamaker. In her junior year, she explored [5+2] cycloadditions under the supervision of Dr. Andy Mitchell. Finally, during her senior year, she developed new reactions to make carbinolamides for kinetic studies.  In the Brown group, Rachel is currently working on [2+2] cycloadditions. Her hobbies include cooking, classic film, and horseback riding.

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd