Talia Steiman

Talia was born and raised in Hyde Park, New York. She graduated from Hamilton College in 2012 with a B.A. in chemistry, where she worked with Prof. Rosenstein and exploring radical cascade reactions. She obtained her Ph.D. from Purdue University in May of 2018 where she worked under the guidance of Prof. Chris Uyeda focusing on the synthesis and catalysis of dinuclear nickel complexes. In her spare time, Talia likes to go on nomadic adventures, which include finding new places to eat (especially good bagels for breakfast), eat bialys with her dog Bialy, and hike trails along bodies of water.

Marvin Parasram

Marvin was born and raised in The Bronx, New York. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Stony Brook University in 2010. Later that year, he joined Professor Vladimir Gevorgyan’s group at the University of Illinois at Chicago as a Ph.D. student. During his Ph.D. studies, he was involved in the development of novel Pd-catalyzed synthetic methodologies. Outside the lab, he enjoys spending time with his family, snowboarding, kayaking, playing video games, watching sci-fi movies, reading fiction novels, and cheering for his New York Giants.                                                           parasram@princeton.edu  

Laura Ackerman

Laura was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and received her BA from Claremont McKenna College in 2009, dual majoring in chemistry and religious studies. At Claremont she conducted research under the guidance of Professor Andrew W. Zanella and Professor Anna G. Wenzel, and later worked at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, learning from Professor David A. Vicic. In 2016 Laura obtained her PhD from the University of Rochester, studying multimetallic catalyzed cross coupling reactions with Professor Daniel J. Weix. Away from the lab Laura can be found laughing with friends and family, playing water polo or soccer, watching old episodes of the West Wing, finding the perfect cup of coffee, or most recently, learning how to play ultimate frisbee from her awesome labmates. lka@princeton.edu