JasLynn Murphy

JasLynn is a native of Memphis, TN. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2014. She is currently attending Tech as a Master's student majoring in Chemistry and will be graduating in December 2016.

Dr. Keith Oden

Dr. Oden, a native of Rochester, NY, has over 25 years experience of academic leadership in STEM outreach, education, recruitment, and retention program initiatives. He recieved his B.A. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany, his M.S. in Counseling Education from the State University of New York at Brockport, and his Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from Georgia State University. Dr.

Rena Ingram

Rena Ingram is a Graduate Student from Augusta, GA. She received a B.S. in Chemistry with a Forensic concentration from Fort Valley State University in 2010. Rena is a member of the Finn Lab where she works on using mutant virus-like particles as heparin remediation agents. She will receive her M.S. with Thesis from Georgia Tech in May 2017. Upon graduation, she plans to work in academia.

Crystal Bell

Crystal Bell is a native of Virginia Beach, VA. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Norfolk State University in 2014. Currently, as a Biochemistry graduate student in the Alamgir lab, her research is in the area of electrochemistry where her primary focus pertains to optimizing catalyst for fuel cells.

Melony Ochieng

Melony was born in Kisumu, Kenya, and grew up in Durham, North Carolina. She graduated from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) with a B.S in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences. While at NCCU, Melony worked under the supervision of Dr. Darlene Taylor on the synthesis and characterization of pH & temperature sensitive hyperbrached polyglycerol polymer for the delivery of cancer drugs. After becoming apart of the Georgia Tech family, Melony joined the Reynolds group in the Fall of 2015. Her research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of conjugated polyelectrolytes.

Dr. Lakeshia J. Taite

Dr. Jamila Cola

Jamila Cola is a Research Scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC). Currently she is the Education and Public Outreach Director for the GeorgiaTech Center for Ribosomal Origins and Evolution, Georgia Tech Educational Lead for the Center for Chemical Evolution, and the Director for the Materials Science and Engineering Summer Institute for Middle and High School Teachers.


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