Kristen Baker

Kristen Baker

Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Ph.D., University of Delaware

What are your thoughts on teaching?
I believe that rather than memorizing material, true education relies of the complete understanding of the material and the ability to apply this knowledge to practical situations. My goal is to provide a supportive, active learning environment where students have the opportunity to participate in collaborative conversations with others in the classroom in order to develop their ability to problem solve and think critically. 

Tell us about your field of expertise
Organic chemistry, method development, transition metal catalysis 

What hobbies/interests do you enjoy outside of academia?
Traveling, cooking/baking, being outdoors, reading, listening to podcasts