I love being hands on, feeling the materials, and creating things. I especially love seeing the final designs that students make from the materials that I develop with them. It’s really fulfilling to know that I helped their ideas come to life!
I manipulate and mix together natural materials to produce innovative sustainable materials that can replace products that are harmful to the environment, such as petroleum-based plastics. My work also involves designing, setting up, and running the RCA’s Natural Matters lab and workspace for graduate students. Specifically, I develop their ideas with them and make sure they are feasible in our research space.