Miriam Aziz is a junior at Columbia College (CC ‘24) studying Chemistry and Economics. Her research goals as a Global Thought Scholar lie at the intersection of these disciplines within developmental economics, environmental chemistry, and sustainability. Prior to Columbia, she explored the impact of arsenic contamination of well-water systems in developing economies. Currently, she examines electric-field catalysis at the Venkataraman Laboratory and investigates alternative energy reaction pathways and kinetics.