My name is Natalie Smith-Gray. I received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Walla Walla University. Now I am pursuing my graduate studies as a Materials Science and Engineering PhD student at Washington State University. My current research interest is in nuclear waste glass. I am focused on studying the sulfate solubility of salt synthesized borosilicate glass. Also I am focused on using machine learning to model the affects from glass elements on sulfate loading, corrosion of refractory, conductivity, and viscosity. I am also involved in Engineers without Borders at WSU helping bring fresh water to a community in Panama. My hobbies include any outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, and backpacking. I also enjoy traveling to other countries and learning new languages.