Ph.D., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
M.S., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
B.A., The College of Wooster
Natalie Crist was interested in chemistry from an early age. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the College of Wooster, and worked on a research project to develop an optical sensor for TNT. At the University of Michigan, Dr. Crist continued working on sensor development, this time using bioanalytical techniques to detect nitric oxide in blood and exhaled breath.
During graduate school Dr. Crist taught at Henry Ford Community College. After graduate school she joined the faculty at Albion College for one year, before moving to the University of Hawaii at Hilo for 6 years.
Dr. Crist aims to create an interactive classroom in which students feel welcome. She strives to make chemistry relatable by using real world examples and hopes to pass on her excitement and enthusiasm for the subject.