Name: Ashley Lenhart
Hometown: Watseka, IL
Why Illinois? I had ‘chemistry’ with the campus and opportunities immediately
Advisor: Prof. Jonathan Sweedler
Analytical chemistry applied to biological questions
Plans after graduation:
Pursue a PhD in analytical chemistry
Favorite thing about campus?
The abundance of amazing opportunities and experiences
Favorite professor or staff member?
Gretchen Adams – Her confidence in me propelled me
Secret to college success:
Make connections with professors, TAs, students – everyone
Favorite ‘90’s jam?
“Parallel Universe” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
What have you learned (or are learning) that has made a difference to you?
Living in the present is more rewarding
What has been your greatest challenge?
Letting my roots support growth, not hinder
Non-education related life hack:
Stuck zipper? Apply graphite or Vaseline