Los Alamos High School 2014 graduate and University of California-Berkeley chemistry student Alexandra Berl has been offered a fellowship from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Some 2,000 awardees were selected following a national competition, which drew more than 12,000 applicants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories. The program recruits high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers and supports their graduate research training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. This year’s awardees did their undergraduate studies at more than 443 institutions.
Berl will graduate from Berkeley in May with a BS from the College of Chemistry as well as a BA in Slavic Language & Literature from the College of Letters and Science. While at LAHS, she participated in the Los Alamos Sister City Initiative and traveled to Sarov, Russia. She also took part in a Berkeley study abroad program that took her to St. Petersberg, Russia.
Berl is headed to Northwestern University in the fall to pursue a doctoral degree in chemistry. Her field of study includes macromolecular, supramolecular and nanochemistry. She is the daughter of Fred and Theresa “TK” Berl of Los Alamos.