Irving Rettig

They/Them, He/Him

I am non-binary trans masculine and I am a chemistry PhD student.//

My professional goals and personal interests revolve around innovation in renewable energy. I received by BS in Chemistry from Pitzer College, where developed my love of the lab and research. I am currently a PhD student at Portland State University working on my thesis in inorganic photochemistry. My research focuses on developing visible-light active photocatalytic compounds that can generate solar fuels such as hydrogen and hydrogen peroxide. In addition, I am the acting president of the Women in STEM group at Portland State, which seeks to create community amongst minority-identified students and faculty withing the university. Being out as trans in the academic sphere is sometimes difficult, but I am passionate about bringing queer and trans visibility into my scientific community.

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