Stephanie L. Daifuku is currently a 4th year graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Rochester. She has a B.S. and B.A. in chemistry and biochemistry, respectively, from the University of Washington. Her research focuses on understanding mechanisms of iron-based catalysts in solution, as well as the effect of reaction conditions and additives, utilizing a variety of physical-inorganic spectroscopies to lead to rational optimization of these systems.