Professor Katie Russell was promoted to Senior Professor of the Practice, to be effective 8/1/20. Katie received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2006, her M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Tulane University in 2010, and her Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Tulane University in 2012. She then went on to pursue a joint instructor/postdoctoral research position at Tulane University. Utilizing her research experience, Katie developed an Introductory Biotechnology Lab which was added to the department's curriculum in 2013. Due to her love of teaching, she went on to accept a Professor of Practice position in 2014. Additionally, Katie serves as the department's AIChE student chapter advisor and collaborates on research projects involving enrichment strategies for mesenchymal stem cells. Katie has rejuvenated the Unit Operations Laboratory in Flower Hall, led the Department through the ABET re-certification process Fall 2019, and has won the Raymond Bailey Outstanding Teaching Award four times! Congrats Katie!