Rebecca A. Durr


Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Rebecca is currently a senior at UCSB. She is studying Chemistry in the College of Letters and Science, and recently joined the Hawker Group in 2011. Becca is on the Women’s Club Ultimate Frisbee team at UCSB, is a campus tour guide, and tutors organic chemistry through the university. Becca also enjoys skiing, scuba diving, and playing the guitar and piano.


Rebecca is working under Dr. Luke Connal and Dr. Eric Pressly combining organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and materials chemistry to investigate the catalytic behavior of functional chemical enzyme mimics.