High School Student
Office: EB1- 1034
I am from Charlotte, North Carolina, where I have been born and raised. Growing up, I was always fascinated by biology and chemistry, my father encouraging me to explore the sciences at every moment we had. Ever since I was little, I've been striving to understand the world, and I always knew I wanted to work in a technical field to apply what I understand. I decided to attend the North Carolina School of Science and Math for my junior and senior years of high school to pursue further knowledge, taking courses I could never take at home, and opening a plethora of opportunities. As I've grown older, I've found that the issue that presses us, as a society, the most, is that which I want to address: energy. My desire to solve issues on energy production and storage has drawn me to chemistry, and evidently chemical engineering as well. Over the summer before my senior year, I worked in Dr. Mitch Anstey's inorganic lab, synthesizing and characterizing aluminum bis(aryl)acenaphthenequinonediimine complexes in several charges, specifically analyzing the change in bond lengths of aryl regions as the oxidation states of the ligands as the complex was oxidized.
In the Abolhasani Lab, I am currently working on characterizing fluidic mixing in tubular microreactors. I'm happy to have the opportunity to implement one of my other biggest interests, photography, in the lab to help with my research project. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, playing and watching soccer, taking photographs, and drinking water.