My research explores the abiotic fate of agrochemicals in the aquatic environment.
I am currently interested specifically in the photochemical fate of pesticides identified by the USGS
as emerging agrochemicals. An upcoming research project will investigate the photochemistry of
compounds such as nicosulfuron, a sulfonylurea pesticides, and prometon, a triazine pesticide.
This work involves a variety of analytical techniques such as UV-Vis spectroscopy, gas chromatography, liquid
chromatography, mass spectrometry, and ion chromatography. In addition, time is spent on developing data
analysis and kinetic modeling skills.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Purdue University, 2006
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2005
B.S., Chemistry, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, 2001