Monica Nyansa (She/her) earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Michigan Technological University in 2023. She holds a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Bachelor’s in Pharmacy (BPharm) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
Throughout her doctoral studies, Monica demonstrated her commitment to chemistry education research. Collaborating with teaching faculty, she played a pivotal role in integrating risk-based safety instruction into the undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory curriculum, enhancing the preparedness of students for safe laboratory practices. Her dedication to safety also led to her active involvement with the student-led Lab Safety Team (LST), a grassroots movement dedicated to promoting safety awareness.
With her interest in Green Chemistry and sustainability, Monica also participated in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy Summer School. Moreover, she co-developed a GreenChem Catalyst workshop, which was successfully piloted at the 2023 NOBCChE Conference. This workshop aimed to empower chemistry students by imparting knowledge on environmental justice, fostering sustainable careers, and contributing to resilient communities.
As a devoted chemistry educator, Monica Nyansa is dedicated to shaping the next generation of environmentally conscious and responsible chemists.