I grew up near Holdingford, MN and graduated from high school from Becker, MN. I then attended Saint Mary's University of MN where I earned a B.A. in Chemistry and met my husband, Aaron Nienow. I obtained my Ph.D. in (Physical) Chemistry at the University of Minnesota and completed a brief post-doctoral fellowship at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN before coming to Gustavus Adolphus College as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. In 2013, I was promoted to Associate Professor.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing games, and playing/exploring the outdoors with my three kids- Allan, Henry, and Julia.
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|CHE-371||Kinetics and Thermodynamics Lab||9||2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA|
|CHE-141||Organic Chemistry I Lab||7||2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP|
|CHE-102||Chemistry in Context Lab||7||2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP|
|CHE-107||Principles of Chemistry Lab||4||2014/FA and 2010/FA|
|CHE-372||Physical Chem II w/Lab||4||2013/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP|
|CHE-371||Kinetics and Thermodynamics||4||2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA|
|CHE-399||Chemistry Seminar||3||2015/SP, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA|
|CHE-107||Principles of Chemistry||3||2014/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA|
|CHE-372||Quantum Chemistry and Dynamics||3||2013/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP|
|CHE-102||Chemistry in Context||3||2011/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP|
|CHE-125||Science/Public Policy||2||2013/JN and 2012/JN|
|CHE-246||Environmental Chemistry Lab||1||2015/SP|
|CHE-344||Special Topic: Computational Chemistry||1||2010/SP|