My background consists of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies (2009) from Brown University (Providence, RI, USA) and a certificate of completion (2011) for a post-baccalaureate, pre-medical program from Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA, USA).
I received my PhD (2019) from the Jožef Stefan Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia) in the general area of Ecotechnology with a dissertation entitled, Nanoparticle Deposition from Air as an Inadvertent Source of Food Contamination and Edible Plant Surface Responses. This work includes the study of nanoparticle aerial deposition characteristics (using the case of incense burning) but is primarily focused on the foliar adsorption, uptake, and translocation of Pt nanoparticles as a function of foliar surface free energy by arugula and escarole plants.
Awards, honors, and grants
- (2009-2010) Fulbright research grant to Slovenia