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Maxwell Freeman, Alex Huffman, Alex Volkova, Rachel Davey, Allie Leary, Alyssa Knaus, Dorian Schwartz

May 18, 2022

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J. Alex Huffman, PI

Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Univ. Colorado at Boulder, 2008 (Adviser: Jose Jimenez)

B.S. in Chemistry, Pepperdine Univ., 1999

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Personal Interests: Family, travel, outdoor sports (esp. running, cycling, skiing, camping, fishing), DU Pioneer & Univ. Arizona sports

Hometown: Tucson, AZ 

alex.huffman (at) du.edu

Research homepage DU portfolio

Phone: (303) 871-4404

Graduate Students 

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Maxwell Freeman  

B.S. in Physics and Chemistry, Stanford University, 2018

Research: Fluorescence spectrometer development

ORCID: 0000-0001-8328-6873

Publication(s):

[62] Swanson et al., Aerosol Sci. & Tech., 2022

Personal Interests: tennis, fishing, and video games.

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Career Goals: Aiming for a career focused on analysis of diverse and specialized data sets in private or government agencies. 

Group Member: Dec. 2019 - present (Ph.D. student)

maxwell.freeman (at) du.edu

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Aleksandra (Alex) Volkova  

B.S. in Environmental Chemistry, Univ. California, San Diego, 2015

M.S. in Chemistry, California State University, Northridge, 2019

Research: Cloud condensation nuclei detection

ORCID0000-0002-0506-8712

Personal Interests: dogs and other animals, nature, history, travel, and video games

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Career Goals: atmospheric chemistry research 

Group Member: Jul. 2019 - present (Ph.D. student)

alex.volkova (at) du.edu

Undergraduate Students

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Alyssa Knaus

Univ. Denver, Class of 2024

Environmental Science major

Hometown: Chicago area, IL

Career Goals: currently exploring
Project(s): ambient PM monitoring

Group Member: Apr. 2022 - present

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Paola Gascot

Univ. Denver, Class of 2024

Environmental Science major

Hometown:  Guaynabo, Puerto Rico and Denver, CO

Career Goals: To work in environmental conservation and sustainability with efforts in environmental justice.
Project(s): Ambient protein nitration

Group Member: April 2023 - present

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Allie Leary

Univ. Denver, Class of 2024

Environmental Science + Math majors

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Career Goals: currently exploring
Project(s): aerosol instrument characterization

Group Member: Apr. 2022 - present

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Olivia Wuttke

Univ. Denver, Class of 2024

Chemistry major

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Career Goals: currently exploring
Project(s): laboratory assistant

Group Member: Mar. 2023 - present

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Nadine Ameer

Univ. Denver, Class of 2025

Environmental Science Major

Hometown: Washington D.C.

Career Goals: Pursue law school, and become a lawyer. 
Project(s): currently exploring

Group Member: Feb, 2024 - Present

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Robyn Edwards 

Univ. Denver, Class of 2026

 Chemistry and Comp. Sci major

Hometown: Champlin, Minnesota

Career Goals: Go into Pharmacy or Research
Project(s): Currently Exploring

Group Member: March 2024 - Present

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Evelyn Gibson

Univ. Denver, Class of 2026

Chemistry and Art major

Hometown: Colorado

Career Goals: To be involved with research labs in the future and find more connections between art and chemistry. 
Project(s): currently exploring

Group Member:  Feb, 2024

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Ty Kaji 

Univ. Denver, Class of 2026

Biochemistry and Math Major

Hometown: Boulder, CO

Career Goals: Attend Graduate school in a related environmental or sustainable chemistry program.

Group Member: Jan, 2024

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Riley Smith

Univ. Denver, Class of 2026

Environmental Science major

Hometown: Brunswick, Maine

Career Goals: To continue research in Envi Sci and possibly become a professor

Group Member: Apr, 2024

Mya Horne

Univ. Denver, Class of 2027

Mechanical Engineering Major

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Career Goals: currently exploring
Project(s): n/a

Group Member:  Oct. 2023 - Present

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