Ph.D., Stanford University
B.S., Columbia University
A New Jersey native from the Philadelphia area, prior to joining the Department of Chemistry at Haverford, I was a postdoctoral scholar in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where I served as a lab manager at the shared-user Analytical Instrumentation Facility and a lecturer in the School of Engineering, and worked in R&D in the luminescent materials group at Soraa, Inc., an LED lighting start-up company in the San Francisco Bay Area. At Stanford, my dissertation work focused on the fabrication and optical and microstructural characterization of optically-transparent scintillator ceramics for nuclear and radiological detection applications. My current interests include team-based and blended learning approaches to undergraduate physical science and engineering education, synthesis and characterization of novel phosphor materials for energy-efficient lighting, and ceramic processing. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy cooking and spending time with my husband and young daughter.