Scholar Profile

Skye Fortier

Voted Most Likely To:
Cause Trouble

University of Texas at El Paso, Class of 2005
University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D.

Currently Working As:
Assistant Professor, University of Texas at El Paso

What do you love about your job?
As an academic and researcher, I have the license to dive into unexplored chemical territories and forge new pathways in fundamental science.

What has been the most exciting part of your career so far?
Training the next generation of scientists and seeing my students mature into independent researchers has been a rewarding experience.

What would you tell yourself at age 18?
The future is brighter than you think but the road getting there will challenge you.

How has ACS Scholars impacted your life and career?
As an undergraduate, receiving the ACS Scholars award was very encouraging and exciting. It boosted my confidence and strengthened my desire to pursue my graduate studies.