Amber Hames is a graduate fellow at Argonne National Laboratory. She works on recycling used nuclear fuel using pyrochemical processing. She’s from Homer Glen, Illinois, and attended Lewis University, earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She is working on a doctorate in chemistry.

1) What inspired you to work in STEM?

Since I was in first grade I wanted to work in science. I remember saying I wanted to be a veterinarian, then an astronomer, and then an eye doctor. It was high school when I realized that I love chemistry.

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