Dana graduated with a B.S. in chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017. During her undergraduate studies, she researched the synthesis of thiamine analogues for use in transition metal complexes for hydroamination catalysis under the supervision of Prof. Richard Jones. Since graduation, Dana has been working at Saudi Aramco’s Research and Development Center, focusing on industrial applications of nonmetallic materials. In the fall of 2019, she started her doctoral program in the Chemistry Department at Cornell University.
Dana is involved in several projects pertaining to polymer chemistry and surface chemistry including:
- The design and synthesis of functionalized polymer structures for stimulus-response applications using sequence-controlled living radical polymerization approaches