Kirin is a PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering and Science. Her doctoral research is focused on mitigating human exposure to a class of emerging contaminants that commonly form during the disinfection of wastewater-impacted drinking water. The theme of her research is using environmental chemistry and engineering to improve drinking water quality in underserved communities both in the US and abroad. Kirin is passionate about learner-centered approaches to teaching STEM. Before graduate school, Kirin co-authored and illustrated the first semester edition of “We Can Do It! A Graphic Novel Problem Solving Guide for College General Physics”, which was designed as a lifeline for students struggling in large, lecture-heavy general physics courses. She is currently working on the second edition (CRC Press, 2019). Kirin has a BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and an MS in Environmental Engineering & Science from Stanford.