SCS Student Advising Leaders are upper class students in Chemistry and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering who assist with recruitment, outreach, and other events targeted to current and prospective SCS students. Learn more about all of our SCS Student Advising Leaders below.
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Lisle, IL
Enjoy about Major?: Chemical engineering is very fluid and diverse in its applications and connections, you can do almost anything!
Campus Involvement/Experience: AICHE, Badminton 4 Fun, Chem E Car, Illinois Sustainable Tech Center (Research)
Interests: Animals, Recreational Sports, Chemistry, Video Games, Napping, Reading
Future Goals: Discover what in ChemE I will dedicate my life to, Adopt a pet kitten, Travel to Rome/Greece
Major: Chemistry and Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience concentration)
Hometown: Ottawa, IL (right next to Starved Rock)
What do you enjoy about your major?: Chemistry is all around us. The air we breathe, the food we eat, even how we think is all thanks to chemistry. Its range is so broad, you get to learn about topics ranging from the Schrodinger equation in physical chemistry to the structure of DNA in organic chemistry, with so much more in between.
Campus Involvement & Experience: AOE sorority for women in STEM, American Chemical Society, LAS Transfer-Advantage intern, and Active Minds
Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, international travel, listening to music, mental health advocacy, thrifting
Future goals: I want to work as a pharmaceutical chemist. Hopefully, I can advance to a management position and maybe go back to school to get my MBA.
Major: Chemistry Science and Letters
Hometown: Algonquin, IL
What do you enjoy about your major?: The most enjoyable aspects of chemistry are the degree difficulty and its correlation to other fields. My course of study has challenged me in such a way that my thoughts and ideas have evolved to a level that I never thought was possible. The difficulty of content and coursework always keeps me in that perfect balance of stress and comfort and making the work both satisfying and fulfilling. Often, when I take classes outside of chemistry, I found myself always relating topics and questions back to chemistry. There is always a relationship connecting chemistry to every aspect of your life.
Campus Involvement & Experience: Illinois Rise Ultimate Frisbee, Nuclear Physics Lab undergraduate research assistant, Communication undergraduate research assistant, and Intramural soccer.
Interests/Hobbies: Weightlifting, New England Patriots, Soccer, and options trading
Future goals: I hope to continue my education by earning a Pharm.D. or an M.S. in Chemistry or Microbiology and achieve a career in pharmaceuticals and/or food and beverage.
Major: Specialized Chemistry
Hometown: Justice, Illinois
What I enjoy about my major: I enjoy my major because the professors demonstrate a love for teaching and learning. Being in a classroom with professors and teaching assistants that are approachable, that can hold your attention on tough subjects, and who are invested in their students is such a great feeling. I also enjoy how helpful the advisors, career services, and alumni have been ever since I transferred into chemistry last year.
Campus Involvement/Experience: My campus involvement includes being a member of SHPE, AIChE, as well as being an Evans Scholar where I spend most of my time meeting new people, attending seminars, attending informational panels, and learning new skills. This is my first official job on campus and I am very excited to assist new and current students in any way I can!
Interests: Some of my personal interests include playing video games, reading books/articles, watching movies/shows, and trying new foods. My favorite sport to watch and play is basketball, but you won't catch me winning any awards. I am also a beginner level investor, which is something that takes up my free time every now and then for research purposes. I also enjoy spending time with friends, giving advice, and working out.
Future Goals: My future goals include running and being elected for the executive board position of Diversity and Inclusion in my Evan Scholar program. I wish to make myself knowledgeable on many subjects by the end of this semester and share that information in my blogs and general daily life when working with others. In my current position, I wish to be able to help new students and direct them to where they want to be as past upperclassmen have done so for me.
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
What I enjoy about my major: What I enjoy the most about chemical engineering is the variety of topics and fields covered in the curriculum. These include mathematics, electromagnetic physics, statistics, microbiology, as well as exploring topics outside of STEM. Furthermore, each of the classes has taught me to be resilient, confident in decision making, as well as how to think about real-world problems. Lastly, I believe that the courses taught at UIUC about chemical engineering are very industry/academia oriented and thus the content is applicable immediately to internships and full-time jobs.
- Undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Hutchens' Lab
- I investigate emulsion methods to create closed-cell, fluid-filled plant analogues that have the potential of being used in surgical applications.
- Philanthropy Committee Member in AIChE
- I organized philanthropic events throughout the Champaign-Urbana Community including at the Jubilee Café, Agora Class presentation, and fundraising with local restaurants.
- REACT Outreach Member
- I presented and explained scientific reactions to grade school children
- I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain through the IPENG program
Interests: My interests lie in playing the guitar, snowboarding, painting, cooking & baking, and enjoying time with friends.
Future Goals: I hope to pursue a process development role specifically in the scale-up of products in the pharmaceutical industry to have a positive impact on people's lives.