Isabel received a BS degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. During her undergraduate studies, she was a research assistant in Dr. Valerie Pierre’s laboratory studying coordination chemistry. Her research projects focused on characterizing the binding affinities of various lanthanide-based complexes with inorganic phosphate. Isabel was also an Analytical Chemistry Intern with the Sherwin-Williams Company throughout her undergraduate career. There she realized she enjoyed working with instrumentation, as her projects focused on method development to detect and quantify various molecules relevant to the coatings industry. Her passion for analytical chemistry and interest in food science from elective coursework led her to pursue further study and research in the field of flavor chemistry. Isabel is currently a PhD student at The Ohio State University under the direction of Dr. Devin Peterson and FREC.
In her free time, Isabel enjoys running and biking on the various trails around Columbus. She also enjoys winter sports such as cross-country skiing and ice skating.