Aleesa Chua is a 2022-2026 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in bioanalytical chemistry at the University of Kansas. While originally from Los Angeles, she holds a B.A. in chemistry from Colorado College (2022). For Chua's doctoral research, she aims to further engage in research at the interface of mass spectrometry and machine learning in Dr. Heather Desaire's lab. Chua is especially passionate about community engagement. She aspires to become a university professor that is involved in research that will positively impact underserved and marginalized communities.
Mentor: Heather Desaire, Ph.D. Dean's Professor, Chemistry.