Mallory Theis completed her undergraduate studies at Georgia Southern University, where she received a B.S. in Chemistry. As an undergraduate, she conducted computational studies on the formation of dipole bound states of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the interstellar medium. In 2015, she moved onto Emory University to complete her graduate studies. She is now a third year PhD student in the Chemistry department studying small beryllium-containing molecules using slow electron velocity map imaging spectroscopy.