Victoria Russell

Victoria Russell

Outreach Coordinator, Center for Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry
Victoria  Russell

 

Victoria Russell is based at the University of Utah. She is the Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry, which develops electrochemical techniques to make molecules and medications in ways that are cheaper, safer, and better for the environment.  Passionate about science communication, she has worked extensively with youth-in-custody, and coordinated virtual science communication workshops with scientists from all across the country. 

She has an undergraduate degree in Art History and recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Analytical Chemistry. Her research focused on biological fuel cells, which use biological components to generate electricity.

A native of New York City, Victoria dove enthusiastically into all that Utah’s outdoors have to offer. She can often be found hiking, snowshoeing, backpacking, or in her garden. She also enjoys reading and traveling, and is always up for planning her next adventure. She has two rescue cats (Isaac Newton and Kurt Vonnegut), and a rescue dog named Carla Sagan, all of whom make frequent Zoom appearances.