I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from beautiful Montana State in Bozeman, MT. I worked for four years in a quantum photonics lab developing cryogenic experiments studying the solid state behavior of DNA and RNA nucleotide. Additionally, I worked in a material processing lab optimizing the synthesis size of gold nano-rods and began developing starting materials for non-linear optics liquid crystals polymers. I tutored various chemistry subjects through a free service for the students at Montana State. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to work one-on-one with students. Chemistry is a complex subject and developing a students learning style and being able to adapt the information to the students needs is extremely important. Everyone learns in a slightly different way and I feel that my diverse knowledge in chemistry allows me help students look at the problem in the way that suits there learning style best. I also use a lot of visualization techniques to help bring the ideas to a more concrete realm. I moved to Montana after high school for the beauty and outdoors that it offered. I am also a fanatic snowboarder and I love snow camping out in the woods at 8,000 feet. =) I try to keep balance in my life. I look to art as my creative outlet and that allows me to balance all this wonderful science that I love.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Montana State University - Bachelor of Science, Professional Chemistry
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