Olivia Chesniak, PhD

Postdoc, Northwestern University

Olivia Chesniak is the Postdoctoral Fellow for the Postdoc Academy project. Olivia was born and raised on the Southwest side of Chicago, IL. She earned a BS in Chemistry from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL and a PhD in Chemistry from Michigan State University with a focus on biocompatible nanomaterial synthesis. Olivia has long worked toward a career in improving STEM education, with particular interests in professional identity and community-driven culture change. Olivia supports the Postdoc Academy through content development, workshop facilitation, and evaluation.

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