Catie was a summer undergraduate researcher visiting the Reineke group from Iowa State University in 2014, working on the synthesis and characterization of polymers containing a zwitterionic arginine monomer. She is currently finishing up her degree in Materials Engineering and Bioengineering.
From the Goldwater website:
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.