Dr. Hagstrom is the inaugural participant in the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program. In April 2019, she began a two-year fellowship placement in the Remediation Division of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). As a member of the agency’s core team on PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), Hagstrom provides technical and policy-related guidance on PFAS to colleagues throughout the state government. She received a B.A. in chemistry from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in chemical and environmental engineering from Yale University, where her research focused on the application of photochemical upconversion processes to enhance the light absorption of photovoltaics and photocatalysts for pollutant degradation. Prior to joining DEEP as a CASE Fellow, Hagstrom worked as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Education & Training
- PhDYale University, Chemical and Environmental Engineering (2019)