Emily Krucker-Velasquez is a graduate student in the Polymer and Soft Matter Program (PPSM) in the Chemical Engineering department. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2017 from the University of Guadalajara, where she worked with Prof. Roberto Flores-Moreno on parallelizing programs for efficient DFT calculations. As a Research Engineer at Interlub Group, Emily studied the behavior of complex fluids and designed and optimized their industrial processes. At MIT with Prof. James W. Swan, she used simulation tools to investigate colloidal suspensions and concentrated electrolytes to understand their structural and transport properties. In 2022, she joined the Bazant Group, where she plans to study charged soft matter under confinement, and the importance of its underlying structure in energy storage and delivery applications. Emily is co-advised by Prof. Alexander-Katz.