From a very young age, Elizabeth has been baking cookies, pies, and cakes. This love for baking stimulated her interest in chemistry. Elizabeth attended the University of Virginia and obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry. At UVA, Elizabeth conducted organic chemistry research, developed course content for a biochemistry textbook, and taught her fellow undergraduates about protein structure. For this work, Elizabeth received the Francis S. Carey Undergraduate Teaching Award at the University of Virginia. Elizabeth’s strong interests in research and teaching motivated her to attend graduate school at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where she completed her Ph.D. in chemistry in June of 2016. Currently, Elizabeth is a post-doctoral research fellow at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Elizabeth gained extensive experience in teaching throughout her graduate studies in Atlanta, GA. She was given a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need fellowship for her potential for teaching. At Emory University, Elizabeth developed and taught a biochemistry course specifically for nursing students, and served as a teaching assistant for undergraduate biochemistry for five semesters. In addition, Elizabeth served as a Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory fellow where she mentored undergraduates in research and professional development skills. Furthermore, Elizabeth tutored fifteen students over the course of her Ph.D. in chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Elizabeth has experience tutoring both high school students (in chemistry and AP Chemistry), undergraduates (in chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry), and post-baccalaureate students. Many students of Elizabeth’s were tutored through more than one chemistry course. As a result of Elizabeth’s dedication to teaching and mentoring, Elizabeth was nominated for the Eleanor Mann Graduate Student Mentor award at Emory.
When Elizabeth is not researching or teaching, you can find her going on hikes with her golden retriever Shelby or cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers.