Graduate Students

The Graduate Program Office (see contacts below) will support graduate students with the requirements related to progress toward a MS or Ph.D.

These tasks include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Managing rotations assignments
  • Facilitating the research group matches
  • Collecting the Minor Agreement Forms
  • Managing the thesis mentoring committee assignment process
  • Notifying and tracking students regarding TBEs, RPs, and Fourth-Year Meetings
  • Requesting Prelim and PhD warrants
  • Announcing and posting PhD defenses
  • Updating course requirements
  • Facilitating industrial recruiting and professional development opportunities on campus

The coordinator team (contacts at bottom of page) will continue to support the graduate students and postdocs with travel, reimbursements, conferences, and seminar program needs.

Graduate students and postdocs will receive administrative support from the same coordinator as their PI. Everyone in a group, no matter their path affiliation, will go to the same coordinator for administrative support. The coordinators will still act as a point person for graduate students, directing them to the Grad Office when they have grad program questions, but the graduate students should still feel just as comfortable confiding in the coordinators, even though the coordinators are no longer completing Grad Office tasks. The coordinators are still there to provide a safe space for the students.

Other Resources for Current Graduate Students

Graduate Program Team

Helen Blackwell

Norman C. Craig Professor of Chemistry, Associate Chair for the Graduate Program



Kayla Driscoll

Assistant to the Chair


Kristi Heming

Inorganic Path Coordinator


Mary Hanson

Physical Path Coordinator


Beatriz Lemire

Chemical Biology Path Coordinator


Karen Stephens

Organic Path Coordinator


Liv West

Analytical Path Coordinator