Amanda Pentecost (MS Materials Science & Engineering '14) is a PhD candidate in Materials Science & Engineering. She has been an active member of Dr. Yury Gogotsi's Nanomaterials Group at the Drexel Nanotechnology Institute ever since beginning her academic career at Drexel in 2008. Amanda is extremely interested in research developing nanoparticle-platform drug delivery systems. She has led two major collaborative projects: one with Thomas Jefferson University's Orthopaedic Department, and another with the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI)'s Nanomedicine and Translational Medicine Center. Outside of research, Amanda has a strong passion for multiculturalism; therefore, she is very excited about the additional funding sources which the NSF GRFP offers for international travel. She is also very interested in teaching, and to become a TA and teach some of her own classes.