Wendy Williams

First Year Graduate 

Wendy was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in chemistry. While at BYU, Wendy worked in the lab of Daniel Ess investigating carboxylation reactions through density functional theory. Outside of lab, Wendy can be caught hiking, watching sports, baking treats with her fellow labmates, or going to a Broadway show in NYC.
wendywilliams@princeton.edu

 

Izzy Leibler

Second Year Graduate 

Izzy grew up in Armonk, NY. She graduated from Middlebury College, where she worked under Prof. Richard Bunt. In the Bunt Lab, Izzy worked on palladium-catalyzed asymmetric allylic aminations and the synthesis of novel BIPHEP chiral ligands. After college, Izzy conducted research at the National Institutes of Health under Dr. James Inglese and Dr. Ganesha Bantukallu, where she synthesized chemical probes for the treatment of parasitic infections. Outside of lab, Izzy enjoys watching baseball, running, hiking, and cooking.
ileibler@princeton.edu

Julia Borowski

Second Year Graduate 

Julia was born and raised in Robbinsville, New Jersey. She graduated with a B.S. in chemistry from Yale University in 2018. At Yale, she conducted research under the guidance of Professor Robert Crabtree and Professor Gary Brudvig, synthesizing and characterizing transition metal complexes containing polydentate pyridine-alkoxide ligands for use as water oxidation catalysts. Outside of the lab, Julia enjoys running, playing volleyball, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.
julia.borowski@princeton.edu

Stephen Ting

Third Year Graduate 

Stephen grew up in Cupertino, CA. He graduated from Stanford University, where he worked under Prof. Justin Du Bois. During his time there, Stephen developed a second-generation synthesis of an intermediate towards the natural product pactamycin, and also examined the copper-catalyzed N-arylation of cyclic sulfamates. Outside of chemistry, Stephen enjoys playing jazz piano, being around dogs, traveling, and spending time in the outdoors.
sting@princeton.edu

John Park

Third Year Graduate 

John was born and raised in San Jose, California. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Chemical Biology and a minor in Molecular Toxicology. At Berkeley, he worked on palladium catalyzed perfluoroalkylation of aryl halides under the supervision of Professor John F. Hartwig. Outside of lab, John enjoys taking walks, playing board games and trying new places to eat and drink coffee.
johnbp@princeton.edu

Sam Newman-Stonebraker

Third Year Graduate 

Sam was born and raised in New York City before moving to Long Island, NY at the age of 7. He graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry from Cornell University in 2017. While at Cornell, Sam did undergraduate research in the laboratory of Professor Geoffrey Coates, investigating double metal cyanide complexes as heterogeneous catalysts for epoxide/CO2 copolymerizations. Outside of lab, Sam enjoys hiking, baseball, and astronomy.
samstonebraker@princeton.edu

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