The Connector

Role: Postdoctoral Fellow

The Connector (formally known as the Broader Impacts Network) assists researchers in the development, implementation, and evaluation of high-quality broader impacts activities at the University of Missouri.


Chemistry Immersion Program

Role: Coordinator

The Chemistry Immersion Program (CHIP) at the University of Missouri-Columbia is a two-week program whose goal is to increase student interest in STEM careers and boost retention in the STEM discipline by enhancing students' comfort levels in collegiate chemistry and biochemistry. 

CHIP was featured on NSF's Storify!

Science Communication and Public Engagement

Role: President

SCAPE aims to give graduate students in the sciences the tools they need to more effectively communicate their research to each other, their professional community and the public.

    Specifically, SCAPE aims to:

    • Discuss and address science communication issues in public and professional spheres
    • Create a supportive community and outlet for students to address concerns and develop ideas about public and professional communication of their own research
    • Provide opportunities for students to personally interact with experts in the field of scientific communication
    • Create a platform for students to present research to the public and enhancing public awareness of science

    The Big Electron

    Role: Host

    The Big Electron is a student-run science radio show turned podcast which covers the most interesting, important, and relevant science and technology stories! To catch us live, tune in at 5 pm CST on Sundays on KCOU 88.1 FM in Columbia, Mo or!

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    Artful Science at Art in the Park

    Role: Organizer

    The Artful Science tent at the Columbia Art League's annual Art in the Park festival is where art and science have blended together to engage children in various hands-on activities.

    Science on Tap

    Role: Organizer & Presenter

    Science on Tap CoMo is an outreach program focusing on the stimulating public engagement in science and technology, while offering STEM graduate an opportunity to improve communication skills. 


    Science Cafe-Columbia

    Role: Organizer and Moderator

    Science Cafe Columbia is a casual group of folks who like to talk about popular science topics while relaxing with dinner and drinks. 


    Forum on Graduate Rights

    Role: Outreach and PR Chair

    The Forum on Graduate Right (FGR) is a grassroots organization dedicated to acting on issues that affect the lives of graduate students and graduate student workers at the University of Missouri. Our concerns include providing a respectable stipend to the graduate student community, restoring affordable childcare services and student housing, and ensuring all graduate workers have full tuition waivers, no supplemental fees, and subsidized health insurance.