Emissaries

Toya Rush

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry

What is your hometown?

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Where did you complete your Undergraduate Studies?

University of Notre Dame

What is your major?

Organic Chemistry

What degree are you working toward?

I am currently working towards a doctorate in Organic Chemistry. 

Why did you choose graduate school at IU Bloomington?

I chose graduate school at IU because of the nationally recognized reputation of the chemistry department. 

What's been your favorite academic accomplishment since you've been here?

Honestly, finishing classes for my degree program. Graduate classes are tough, especially in conjunction with teaching and research obligations. 

What do you enjoy most about life in Bloomington?

I really enjoy the craft beer scene and the restaurant life here in Bloomington. Bloomington has lots of options for ethnic cuisine as well as great breweries.