Dr. Dorea Reeser

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is the proud founder of Chemicals are Your Friends. She recently finished her Ph.D. in environmental chemistry at the University of Toronto, and her research focused on gaining a better understanding of the unique environment at water surfaces, and its influence on important gases in our atmosphere. She developed a passion for science outreach via many activities throughout her graduate career, such as Girls Rock Science and Science Rendezvous, as a physical chemistry tutorial instructor for life science students, and as a team member of “Story Science”, winners of the Scientific American Iron Egghead video contest. She is a quirky young lady with a diverse number of interests outside of the sciences and education, and these include but are definitely not limited to: vegan food, funky fashion, fitness, yoga, karaoke, science fiction and fantasy novels, kakuro puzzles and weiner dogs.