Mary Blankenship

Mary Blankenship

Student Researcher

Brookings Mountain West
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Lincy Institute
GUA 2108


Mary Blankenship is a student in the UNLV Honors College pursuing a double major in Chemistry and Economics with a minor in Brookings Public Policy. Her research involves the utilization of spectroscopic techniques to study the electronic and chemical environment of highly efficient solar cell devices in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the group of Dr. Clemens Heske.

She also conducts research on the social costs of mass shootings and other traumatic events with Brookings Institution’s Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow Carol Graham. Blankenship is a contributing researcher and co-author to the Data Hub, a collaborative initiative between Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute.