Sydney is a third-year Ph.D. student in Chemistry, focusing on label-free imaging techniques such as vibrational microscopy. Her research aims to understand how cells adapt their metabolism and proteins to stress and disease. She holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Middlebury College and spent two years as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health after graduation. Sydney excels in writing scientific papers and grants, and she enjoys assisting students in finding their writing voice in the sciences. Outside of academics, she is an avid hiker and U.S. National Park enthusiast, having explored 24 parks so far.