B.A., Chemistry and Geology, Middlebury College, 2014
Lauren is a fourth year doctoral candidate in the Zimmerman Lab and the Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. She is from Montclair, New Jersey and completed her bachelor's degree with a double major in chemistry and geology at Middlebury College. She was also a two-time NCAA DIII National Finalist in the javelin. Following graduation, she spent a year as a researcher with Dartmouth's Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program conducting research on arsenic in food products and the environmental fate of mercury at a Superfund Site in Northern New Hampshire.
Lauren's research interests broadly focus on the behavior of chemical pollutants in natural systems. She hopes to design novel remediation techniques that are inherently less toxic and more efficient, cost effective, and sustainable. Currently, Lauren is developing sustainable, selective, and multifunctional nano-enabled biomaterials for the adorption of inorganic contaminants.
Lauren was a NSF GRFP Honorable Mention in 2016