Dr. Jess Gunn joined the Department of Chemistry in 2009 as the General Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator. As the lab coordinator, she is responsible for experiment development and optimization, editing the laboratory manual, TA hiring and teaching multiple sections of the general chemistry lab each semester. She also teaches Advanced Gen Chem/Quantitative Analysis laboratories and occasionally returns to her roots as a physical chemist in the Physical Chemistry laboratories. Dr. Gunn is also regularly involved in advising. While she formally serves as an advisor both through the Ratio Studiorum program and major advising, and semi-formlly through pre-health advising, she greatly enjoys the informal advising that takes place in the laboratory and helping freshmen, in particular, start to discern which major and/or career path is right for them.