Julie Hofstra

Julie Hofstra Faculty Mentor: Stephen Buchwald

Direct Supervisor: Tom Barton

Home University: California State University, Fullerton

Academic Department: Chemistry


I grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles county. I previously attended Cerritos College where I earned two AA degrees in mathematics and general natural science. I now attend California State University, Fullerton where I am a senior studying as a chemistry major. I am widely interested in research, but my current work in California focuses on the oxidation of organics in the atmosphere and understanding how the resulting products affect aerosol and climate. I enjoy being outdoors and my hobbies include fishing, camping, volleyball, swimming, and painting. I am looking forward to graduate school and want to enter academia as a chemistry professor.