Dr. McCaslin received her PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. As part of her studies, she constructed and benchmarked novel atomic natural orbital-type basis sets for use in spin-free exact two-component relativistic calculations, designed and built a module to analytically transform full quartic force fields and vibrational/rotational parameters between isotopomers, and performed vibrational and rotational calculations in collaboration with experimental chemists to assign spectra and calculate best-fit structures.
Dr. McCaslin has enjoyed teaching and leading from a young age, and during summers in college she organized four 14-day leadership workshops. In graduate school she participated in the Inspire Mentorship Program where she assisted an undergraduate student in preparing a research paper and presentation on the topic of women’s underrepresentation in STEM fields. The student then presented at the 21st Annual Conference on Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies.