Jaron Tong, G4
A lifelong nomad, Jaron finds themself calling Beijing and the Midwest home. He spent his most formative years at Purdue University working towards degrees in Chemistry and Physics while fascinating over subjects like math, dance, and gender studies. Jaron’s research with Prof. Suzanne Bart on organouranium chemistry and Prof. Chris Greene on ghost trilobite bond drives them to understand the intersection between chemical reactivity and quantum physics. Hoping to help create new synthetic mythologies, he is eager to unravel the mechanistic intrigues of nickel mediated cross-coupling at Reisman lab. Other than working in front of Jaron’s hood and laptop, you can find Jaron reading on a train, dancing in the woods, or training at his Dojo.