Department of Chemistry Summer Research Fellowship, 2016
Chair’s Fellowship for Excellence, 2016-2017
Selena grew up in Indiana surrounded by cornfields. She completed her undergraduate degree at Purdue University, where she worked under Dr. Suzanne Bart with John (JKat) Kiernicki. Selena focused on redox chemistry with uranium, advancing Dr. Bart’s dream of total f-block domination. Selena loves living in California and looks forward to the years ahead with no snow!
Selena's research involves the synthesis of thorium polyhydride complexes to investigate actinide-ligand bonding and 5f orbital interactions.