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PhD Student, Chemistry

Kacie Nelson

Curriculum Designer

Kacie (she/her) is a third-year PhD student in the chemistry department. She works primarily at SLAC, the nearby National Laboratory, where she uses Xray sources to study photochemical phenomena. In particular, her research aims to use time-dependent Xray measurements to study how photocatalysts harness energy from light to do interesting chemical reactions. Kacie was born and raised in Solvang, California before shipping out to Maine to receive her B.A. in Biochemistry with a double major in Creative Writing at Bowdoin College. At Bowdoin, Kacie developed passions for research, film, and education. She also gained a new respect for winter.

Kacie believes that all students have the ability to learn and should have equal opportunity to do so. She is excited to be working in the Peer Learning Consultant Program to provide students with resources and techniques that can assist them in achieving their academic goals. Kacie looks forward to learning from her peers at the CTL, listening to student feedback when designing programs, and empowering others in their academic endeavors.


BA, Biochemistry & English (creative writing concentration), Bowdoin College