Kersti grew up in Benicia, CA, a town only 30 minutes away from Berkeley. She's a senior majoring in Chemistry and is planning to attend graduate school in organic chemistry next year. Currently, she's working on the functionalization of chloroindoles. She decided to join the Sarpong group because of her passion for organic chemistry and synthesis! When she is not balancing her classes, research and graduate school applications, her hobbies include soccer, music, skiing, and playing with her dogs, Jack and Duffy!
Email: khaatveit at berkeley dot edu