Chloe Cao is a rising senior chemistry major with an interest in conservation science at Johns Hopkins University, where she has been working in the book conservation lab. She is also involved in the pit orchestra and the ultimate frisbee team. Her interest in conservation science stems from the ability to preserve the past, thus enabling generations of people to study and learn from these delicate artifacts. Her love for the humanities coupled with her passion for chemistry inspired her to become involved in conservation science research.
Currently, Chloe is working with Daniel Rowlands to optimize laboratory techniques such as mass spectroscopy to help identify the age and origin of ivory artifacts. Upon graduation, she is hoping to spend a gap year further exploring and contributing to this field before attending medical school.