Judith De Mel

PhD Candidate in Macromolecular Chemistry, Louisiana State University

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Be proud of yourself, always.

What do you do?

I study nanoscale interactions of lipid membranes with nano-objects and how their structure and dynamics change as a result.

Why did you choose this field?

I always wanted to study a mix of things. In this field I get to combine Chemistry, physics and biology.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

I'm a first gen PhD. I didn't know I would be getting a PhD in an extremely interdisciplnary field or if that's even an option. I would want her to know that there are paths that you can create for yourself, and the ones you don't know that exists. Both equally rewarding.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I'm a curious person about how the world works. I look forward to unraveling the mysteries of our nanoscale world.

Best advice for next generation?

Be proud of yourself, always.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“Who you are is enough”

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