Professional Experience
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2016-Current
Mass Spectrometrist, School of Chemical Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011-2016  
Chemistry Instructor, Department of Natural Sciences, Parkland College, 2011-2016
Adjunct Analytical Chemistry Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-                   Champaign, 2007, 2014-2015                       
   
Education
Ph.D. in Chemistry, research emphasis in analytical chemistry and specialization in chemical education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2011
Mass Spectrometry Imaging for Probing Molecular Distributions in the Nervous System
Advisor: Prof. Jonathan V. Sweedler

B.A. in Chemistry (ACS), Summa Cum Laude
Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, 2005
Volumetric Properties of Cyclic Ethers at Various Temperatures
Research Advisor: Prof. Pedro Bernal; Academic Advisor: Prof. D. Larry Eng-Wilmot

Teaching Experience
General Chemistry
Engineering Chemistry Lab
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
Instrumental Characterization of Materials
Senior Assignment

Awards, Honors and Certifications

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Vaughn Vandegrift URCA Research Mentor of the Semester, Spring 2017 (Nominated, Fall 2017, Spring 2018)


Parkland College
Online Faculty Certification, Parkland College, 2014

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chemical Education Specialization, 2011
Baxter Innovation Award, Baxter International, 2009
Teacher Scholar Certificate, 2008
Graduate Teacher Certificate,
2008
Roger Adams Graduate Fellowship
, 2005

Rollins College
American Institute of Chemists Award, 2005
Thomas Baker Memorial Award in Chemistry, 2004
ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award, 2004
ACS Polymer Education Committee Award in Organic Chemistry, 2003
Chemical Rubber Company First-Year Achievement Award, 2002

Professional Service

Probst Committee (2017)
Safety Committee (2016-Current)
Chem Club Committee (2016-2017)
Facilities Committee (2017 - Current)
Johnson Lecture Committee (2018 - Current)
ACCESS Student Mentor (2018 - Current)
Student Assessment and Standards Committee (2016-Current, Chair 2017-Current)

Illinois Science Olympiad Event Coordinator for Regional and Illinois State Competitions (2008-2009, 2012-Current)
Assistant Event Coordinator for Champaign Regional and Illinois State Competition (2007)
Volunteer for Illinois State Competition (2006-2007)

American Chemistry Society, Member (2002-Current), East Central Illinois Local Section, Past President         (2016), President (2014-2015), President Elect (2013)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (2017-Current)
American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2009-Current)