Department of Chemistry



Department Ph.D. alumna to speak at commencement ceremony

April 13, 2023 - 9:15pm

Department of Chemistry Ph.D. alumna Katy Nesbitt, the first American woman to referee at the World Cup, will be the featured speaker for the University of Pittsburgh’s 2023 undergraduate commencement ceremony. Katy completed her Ph.D. with Prof. Adrian Michael in 2015. During pursuit of her graduate degree in chemistry, Katy fostered a parallel passion for soccer, training to be a pro referee and officiating games for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

The Department and University are proud to welcome back a distinguished alumna for this year’s graduation celebrations!