First Year Graduate
Kassandra grew up in Aurora, Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University (B.S. in Chemistry 2015). She conducted research in the lab of Dr. Tom Rovis synthesizing alkyl-substitutued pyridines from unsaturated oxime esters and alkenes via Rh(III) catalysis. Following college, Kassandra worked as a medicinal chemist at Gilead Sciences in Seattle, Washington. Beyond chemistry, Kassandra enjoys reading, latin dancing, and nature walks.