New Undergraduate Academic Advisor Joins Department

A young woman in a tank top with a shoulder tattoo smiles at the camera, with Machu Picchu far in the backgroundThis semester, the Department of Chemistry welcomed a new undergraduate academic advisor. Natascha Knowlton is a graduate of the department. Now she has returned to advise our current students.

“I’m honored to be able to work with such a great faculty and high-quality students in the Department of Chemistry,” Knowlton said. “It will be a rewarding experience to help guide our young chemists toward their bright futures.”

While a student at the U, Knowlton worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant, winning the “Chemistry TA of the Semester” award in Summer 2012. She also worked as a lab assistant in Joel Harris’s lab for three years. She won numerous awards as a student, including the inaugural Thatcher Company Scholarship, an Undergraduate Research Scholarship, and the Reuben and Eunice Kronstadt Scholarship.

Knowlton graduated in 2014 with an Honors BS in Chemistry and a BS in Physics. Following graduation, Knowlton taught chemistry and physics at Bingham High School in South Jordan, UT before joining the Department as the Academic Advisor this fall. The Department looks forward to the great support Tascha will lend to our students.