Behind the Test Tube: Q&A

Elliot Silk—Chemistry Senior, Kennedy Lab

A poster featuring the person's image and the answer to two profile questions.

Where is home/Where did you grow up?

I grew up outside of Detroit, MI.

Proudest accomplishment while at the University of Rochester?

My proudest accomplishment will be getting my diploma in May!

What do you like to do when not in the department?

I love cooking, surfing, and hiking.

Feast/meal of the times? Details, please!

Seafood (of any kind) from coastal states/countries simply hits different.

Fun fact or quote:

If I didn't love chemistry so much, I would open a coffee shop and work full-time as a barista.

Ask me about…

My three dogs... I miss them!



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