Stanna is from Grayling, MI. She graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Music from Hope College in May of 2017, where she performed research under the guidance of Dr. Jeffrey B. Johnson. This involved the development of a rhodium catalyzed cross-coupling reaction resulting in the interconversion of quinolinyl ketones. In the Brown lab, Stanna is currently working on the arylboration of alkenes via Cu/Pd synergistic catalysis. When she is not in the lab, Stanna enjoys reading, playing the flute, singing, creative writing, playing volleyball, and kickboxing.
“I don’t need easy. I just need possible.” -Bethany Hamilton