Grace reigns from the great state of Michigan which coincidentally boarders their favorite body of fresh water: Lake Michigan. Grace graduated magna cum laude from Kalamazoo College June 2022 with a B.A. in Chemistry and minor interests in Math/History. In August 2022, Grace joined the Ertekin group’s computational efforts in tailoring semiconductor defects. Grace is currently investigating light photostimulation effects on ion transport in in wide-bandgap semiconductor and mixed ion electron conductor materials. Grace is interested in the emergence of quantum materials for applications in energy generation/storage, computing, and catalysis. Outside of research, Grace enjoys exercising, getting ice cream after dinner, and looking at bugs outside.