Behind the Test Tube: Q&A

Shannon Cooney—Graduate Student, Matson Lab

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

Where is home/Where did you grow up?

Delaware, OH

Why did you choose chemistry as a career?

I really want to be a teacher and work with students.

Proudest accomplishment while at the University of Rochester?

My ChemSci paper that came out in august that I worked on with an REU student over the summer. I love the opportunity to work with undergraduate students!

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

I like to go for really sloooow runs on campus. I also love going to Columbus Blue Jackets games when I visit home.

A Rochester must?

Visiting the public market.

An inspiring book/movie/show? We are really curious as to why!

Abbot Elementary, technically a sitcom but it's so heartwarming!

The goal of this initiative is to highlight the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives in the Department of Chemistry and help our community develop stronger connections and synergies. You can think of these spotlights as the beginning of a conversation that we very much hope you will continue in the corridors of Hutch and beyond.

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