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Originally from the rural Midwestern paradise of Elk Rapids, Michigan, Dan DeRosha attended Carleton College as a William Carleton Scholar. He conducted undergraduate research in the lab of Professor Matt Whited synthesizing new PSiP pincer ligands, and was the recipient of the James Finholt Prize in Inorganic Chemistry. For his senior thesis, Dan studied the work of Professor Robert Grubbs in olefin metathesis and had the opportunity to meet the Nobel laureate as part of his thesis exercise. After receiving his B.A. in 2013, Dan moved to New Haven to conduct his graduate studies under the tutelage of Patrick Holland at Yale. His graduate work has explored the reactivity of diketiminate supported cobalt and iron complexes with O2, CO2, and diazoalkanes, in addition to the electronic structure and reactivity of nitrogenase inspired iron sulfur clusters. Outside of the glovebox, Dan enjoys alpine skiing, running, and singing tenor in The Citations, Yale Graduate School’s co-ed a cappella group.