Jaclyn Torkelson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Phone: (860) 297-2514 Office Location: Clement
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Trinity College faculty member since 2023
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Ph.D., SUNY College of Envtl Sci
B.S., Northern Arizona Univ.

Jaclyn Torkelson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry. After dual majoring in chemistry and environmental science at Northern Arizona University, Jaclyn went on to receive her PhD in environmental chemistry from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Jaclyn has done work focusing on the biogeochemical cycling of particulate matter on coral reefs using lipid biomarkers and compound specific isotope analysis as well as trace metal analysis of unregulated water sources on the Navajo Nation.

Dr. Torkelson believes that everyone has the right to find joy in science, even if it is not their primary interest as well as linking class materials to everyday scenarios. Jaclyn strives to create an active learning environment and encourages students to ask silly questions.