Ashley Truxal

UC Berkeley

Honors B.S. Degree in Chemistry from Temple University, PA, May 2013.
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from UC Berkeley, CA, December 2018.

During her tenure, Ashley has focused on the development of novel molecular sensors and technology for hyperpolarized xenon NMR and MRI of biological and oriented environments. Outside of the lab, she has dedicated much of her time to science communication and outreach by founding a public talk series in collaboration with Science@Cal called Grounds for Science, leading the coordination of STEM outreach conferences for underrepresented youths, heading the Berkeley Science Review design team, speaking at rallies in support of science literacy, and more. When not trying to convince everyone around her that chemistry is, in fact, cool, Ashley enjoys wrenching and riding on her motorcycles on and off the track.