Kristen Okorn is a PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering Department. A New York native, she completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering back on the east coast at Stevens Institute of Technology. Currently, she is working on the spatial variability of pollutants near urban oil drilling sites in Los Angeles, CA. She is also passionate about education outreach and is involved in the AQIQ program. Outside of the lab, she enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and the beach.