I am currently a senior at Marian University planning to graduate in the Spring of 2012 with degrees in Music Performance and Chemistry with a minor in Biology. After I graduate I plan to go to graduate school for Music Theory. My goal is to become an undergraduate professor for Music Theory while performing part-time. I also have the option to go to graduate school for Chemistry. If I decide to do this, I am currently more interested in Organic Chemistry. I am, however, always aware that there are may fields of science that are options for me to consider.
I am working with Dr. Lecher this summer for IGSS on acylating vanillin to make vanillin acetate and then following up with an iodination of vanillin acetate. This reaction could essentially replace another reaction for sophomore organic chemistry students.