Adam M.-A. Simpson is an SGF and NSF GRFP Fellow in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department. He achieved his BS in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University where he became a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society and received the Geoffrey D. Parfitt Award for Excellence in Research in the field of Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces upon graduation. His research now focuses on predicting the initial transformation products of food-based biopolymers and -molecules during food disinfection. Adam has taken part in many outreach activities where he strives to inspire underserved and underrepresented groups to pursue higher education. His efforts can be found in his graduate school application guide, which he authored and is accessible to the public online. To follow Adam closely, you may check his website or subscribe to his YouTube channel, where he aims to ‘humanize’ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.