Mallory P. Ladd
Oak Ridge National Lab
1 Bethel Valley Rd.
Bldg 1520, 123
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Welcome to my personal website! I am a graduate student at the University of Tennessee in the Bredesen Center's interdisciplinary Energy Science and Engineering doctoral program. Broadly, I'm interested in linking molecular-scale processes to landscape-scale processes that impact climate, and have energy or
environmental policy implications.
As part of Dr. Robert Hettich's mass spectrometry group in the Chemical Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Lab, and the Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE-Arctic) project, my dissertation goals include developing analytical techniques to characterize and monitor dissolved organic matter in Arctic soils to better understand how the availability of this labile pool may impact carbon storage or release, and ecosystem productivity under warmer conditions in the future.
Alongside my scientific research, I'm interested in science communication and being an advocate for diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This year, I'm the speaker coordinator for taste of science-Knoxville and the chair of Pipeline: Vols for Women in STEM at UTK. In my free time, I
enjoy running, reading, hiking, yoga, film, anything
that has caffeine in it, and all things pink. :-)