Third Year Graduate Student

Emily (Maly) Cosco

Maly Cosco graduated from Denison University in 2015 with a B.S. in Chemistry. Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, she enjoys playing the mandolin, swimming, and making smoothies.

ecosco [at] chem [dot] ucla [dot] edu


Second Year Graduate Students

Rachael Day

Rachael Day graduated from Dordt College with a B.S. in Chemistry in 2016. In her free time, she enjoys bike rides, hiking and trying to be artistic.

rachaelday [at] ucla [dot] edu


Daniel Estabrook

Dan Estabrook graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.S. in Chemistry in 2016. Being from New Hampshire, he enjoys skiing, hiking and music.

destabrook [at] ucla [dot] edu


Joseph Jaye

Joe Jaye received his B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. When not in the lab, he enjoys canoeing, camping, exploring California, and going to the beach.

jaye4028 [at] ucla [dot] edu


Anna Kataki-Anastasakou

Anna Kataki received her MSci degree from University College London (UCL) in 2016. Originally from Greece, she enjoys spending her free time at the beach swimming, surfing or reading.

akataki14 [at] g [dot] ucla [dot] edu


Ga Young (Gina) Lee

Gina Lee graduated from UC Irvine with B.S in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences. In her free time, Gina enjoys music and exploring restaurants/dessert shops. Gina is a joint student between the Sletten and Houk groups.

gylee [at] chem [dot] ucla [dot] edu


Margeaux Miller

Margeaux Miller graduated from Barnard College in New York City with a B.A. in Chemistry in 2016. Originally from Arizona, she enjoys yoga, reading, and eating chocolate.

margeaux [at] chem [dot] ucla [dot] edu


Monica Pengshung

Monica Pengshung graduated with her B.S. from the University of Portland in 2016. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and in her free time enjoys music, going out to eat, movies and tv shows.

mpengshung [at] ucla [dot] edu


First Year Graduate Students

Irene Lim

Irene Lim graduated with her B.A. in Chemistry from Williams College in 2016. A born and raised Southern gal, she loves to read books about the chemistry of food and using the kitchen as a laboratory.

lim [dot] irene [dot] 16 [at] gmail [dot] com


Chris Jones

chrisjones [at] ucla [dot] edu

Undergraduate Students

Sydney Alairys

John Chapman

Rachel Ehrlich

Rachel Ehrlich is pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. She plans to use this to go into the field of pharmaceuticals. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, reading, and obsessing over anything Harry Potter related.

rsehrlich715 [at] gmail [dot] com

Ryan McLaughlin

Ryan McLaughlin is currently pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry. He plans to one day pursue a career in chemical or medical research. In his free time, Ryan enjoys singing, reading, and learning new languages.

r [dot] mclaughlin [dot] 642 [at] gmail [dot] com

Alexandra Li



Wei Cao (postdoc, now at Northwestern University)

Jay Gietzelt (undergraduate, now at Leiden University)