Graduate Student of the Week: Rachel Slivka

Danville, VA
Previous degrees (major and university)? 
BS Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech
Who is your adviser and what are you studying?
Dr. Mari Chinn. I am studying acetogenic bacteria that metabolize syngas (CO and CO2+H2) into biofuels.
What first made you interested in this field? 
I get to do fermentations!
What do you like most about BAE, the department, Weaver labs?
Dr. Chinn is awesome, everyone is so friendly, and I get to leave the lab every once in a while to go to the field and “play” with sorghum.
What is a little known fact about you?
I have two dogs, a poodle and an Australian cobberdog.