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. She spent a year at the University of Montana; while there, she worked in Dr. Dong Wang's lab on a project in which she attempted to mimic the active site of the metalloenzyme methane monooxygenase. 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-moleucle substrates, such as N2, CO, and CO2. Outside of the laboratory, Jade enjoys yoga, hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking.