Megan is from Overland Park, KS and graduated from The University of Tulsa in 2023. As an undergraduate, she worked with Dr. Ty Johannes to enhance the production of value-added compounds by microalgae to optimize commercial biofuel production. She also worked under Dr. Matt Gebbie at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, investigating the role of dicationic liquids as electrolytes, using CO2 reduction as a model reaction for understanding electric double layers. In the Smith group, Megan will be studying mixed matrix membranes of controlled dimensionality for applications in energy efficient gas separations. Megan is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. Outside of the lab, Megan enjoys reading, crocheting, and hosting game nights with her friends.