Stephanie ‘Steph’ Fuchs is a fifth-year PhD student in the department of Biological and Environmental Engineering. She was born in the US, but grew up in France and Colombia until her family moved back to upstate NY; she is always looking for opportunities to share her international experiences over crêpes and cafécitos con leche. As a graduate student, her research is focused on designing hydrogel-based biomaterials for type 1 diabetes therapies. She is particularly interested in making electronics free, non-invasive devices for glucose-responsive insulin delivery. Outside of the lab, she loves exploring the beautiful Ithaca outdoors, dancing with friends at salsa nights, learning and exchanging new recipes (and eating good food!), and traveling. She is looking forward to creating memorable experiences with both new and returning members of the Alice Cook House Community!