Kristina Davis

After graduating from the University of Richmond with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Kristina spent several years as a freelance artist, theatrical scene painter and multimedia designer. In 2000 she returned to academia to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Vanderbilt University, specializing in molecular modeling and biomolecular simulation, followed by 3 years of postdoctoral experience at Notre Dame studying DNA dynamics and mathematically modeling fluorescence spectroscopy data.

In Fall 2009, Kristina began working as a Visualization Specialist at the Center for Research Computing (CRC), where she designs user interfaces and helps researchers use visual techniques to gain new insight from data, illustrate abstract concepts, and make technical subject matter accessible without sacrificing scientific accuracy.