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I am an Associate Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at The University of North Florida. I currently also serve as Congressional Fellow of the American Chemical Society, where I work on Capitol Hill to provide high quality information on science-related policy issues.

I earned my Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University and my B.S. degree in Chemistry (with a Physics minor) from The University of Florida. I completed my post-doctoral work in the Plasma Chemistry group of Air Force Research Laboratory, where I served as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow.

My research expertise is in gas phase kinetics with applications in catalysis, fuels, and atmospheric processes. My teaching pedagogy is technology focused, exploring emerging platforms (e.g. Twitch, Discord) and incorporating new hardware/software approaches to increase student engagement. My service efforts involve work in science policy, science communication, and activities through my professional organizations (e.g. ACS, AAAS).