Kristina Dill is from Portland, Oregon. She graduated summa cum laude from Lewis & Clark College with a major in chemistry and minor in math. Kristina is currently on a Fulbright Scholarship in Salzburg, Austria, studying early music printing in German-speaking lands. In the past, Kristina has conducted research in organometallic chemistry, and in connection with this work, she has co-authored peer-reviewed articles published in the journals Organometallics of the American Chemical Society and Inorganica Chimica Acta. Kristina was also recognized with the 2015 Richard T. Van Santen Scholarship from the Portland section of the American Chemical Society, and a 2016 Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry from the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry. She has presented her work twice at ACS national meetings, and received Honorable Mention for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship in 2015.
Kristina has volunteered at BRAVO Youth Orchestras (inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema) and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. An avid violinist, she has soloed with several orchestras and received recognition in numerous competitions. Kristina attended a Science Communication Boot Camp of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science as an undergraduate in January of 2016. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and hiking.