Laura is currently working towards her M.Sc. in Analytical/Environmental Chemistry. She completed her undergrad at the University of Calgary in Chemistry. During an NSERC funded undergraduate summer project, she completed research in Dr. Viola Birss’ electrochemistry group on nanoporous carbon supports for ethanol oxidation. She went on to do a full year honors research project in Dr. Hans Osthoff’s atmospheric chemistry group looking at measuring nitrate aerosols (NH3NO3 and NaNO3) by thermal dissociation cavity ring-down spectroscopy (TD-CRDS). This project sparked her interest in atmospheric chemistry, and she is excited to be working with the Styler group. Her current project focuses on the uptake of trace gases (e.g. O3, NO2) on non-exhaust particulate matter in the atmosphere.