Splash Biography


Major: Chemistry

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Past Classes

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S4909: The Chemistry of Food in Splash Spring 2024 (Apr. 06, 2024)
In every single dish prepared and recipe followed, there is a bit of chemistry at work! Whether you're baking a fresh loaf of bread, caramelizing a sweet dessert, whipping up a fluffy cream, or searing a savory steak, you're working with chemical phenomena to modify your ingredients and give your food their delicious flavors. In this class, we'll group various foods and ingredients into types of chemical substances as well as discuss several chemical reactions and other processes important to cooking. Bring your appetite for both food and science!

S4570: Skincare Solutions in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 16, 2022)
Salicylic acid, retinol, chemical sunscreens: these are the secrets to healthy, glowing skin. Have you wondered just how salicylic acid treats acne or how chemical sunscreen prevents skin cancer and wrinkles? After taking this class, not only will you leave with an understanding of the chemical functions of these famous skincare ingredients, but you will be well set on your path toward perfect skin!