Born and raised in the great state of New Jersey, I did my undergraduate studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, NJ where I received a B.S. in biochemistry with a minor in Spanish. From there I moved to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and worked with Dr. Bob Flowers earning my Ph.D. in chemistry in 2011. My doctoral studies focused on developing synthetic methods that utilize single electron oxidations to form new carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds and on understanding the key mechanistic factors that contribute to the selective formation of products in several single electron oxidative bimolecular coupling reactions. In the fall of 2011, I started working as a postdoctoral researcher for Dr. Scott Denmark.
In the downtime that I have, I enjoy reading, cooking, and listening to music. Also, I am a diehard baseball (NY Yankees) and football (NY Giants) fan.
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