Ph.D. Student

Department of Chemistry
University of Vermont

Discovery Hall W315
82 University Place
Burlington, Vermont 05405

Phone: +1 (802) 656-0276


B.Sc. Chemistry, Brandeis University, 2021

Research Interests

Pamela (Pam) completed her undergraduate work at Brandeis University, studying both chemistry and applied math. She first became interested in chemistry when she took AP Chemistry in high school. As she transitioned from high school to college, she moved away from traditional wet chemistry and was drawn to the fusion of creativity, math, and science that computational and theoretical chemistry offers. The potential of using computational methods to develop technologies in materials science is particularly exciting to Pam, in addition to learning about the fundamentals of complex concepts and structures. She was drawn to the Ruggiero Group because it offers the ability to use DFT to study solid-state materials, and was fully hooked by the collaborative atmosphere.

Pam was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Boston, MA, so she is no stranger to the brutal winters of New England! She fell in love with the natural splendor of Burlington, and is looking forward to hiking throughout the Green Mountains. When she’s not in the lab, she enjoys painting and reading in addition to hiking.

Stay tuned for lots of exciting developments from Pam!