Jade received her B.S. in chemistry from the University of South Dakota in May of 2017. As an undergraduate, Jade studied frustrated Lewis pair chemistry in Dr. James Hoefelmeyer's lab. Jade joined the Arnold lab in fall 2017 and she is investigating low-valent tantalum complexes for potential applications in multi-electron reductive transformations of strongly bonded, small molecule substrates, such as N2, CO, and CO2. Jade is also extraordinarily passionate about science education, both formal and informal, from K-12 to the graduate level. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, teaches hands-on chemistry lessons for second grade students through the BASIS program, and is a member of the BASIS steering committee, representing the College of Chemistry. Outside of the laboratory, Jade enjoys yoga, skiing on frozen and liquid water, knitting, and mountain biking.