Huge congratulations to G2 student Alena Vasquez who has been selected for a highly competitive 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. In the Engle lab, Alena has developed an α-selective reductive Heck hydroarylation of acrylamides and acrylates, which was recently described in ChemRxiv. Outside of the lab, Alena volunteers as a refugee tutor, runs workshops for younger students through the Bario Logan College Institute, and serves as the Engle Lab’s Outreach coordinator, among other activities. She is also an animal enthusiast who loves spending time with her pet cats. We are so proud of you, Alena!
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