Vice President of Student Development

Thasneem Frousnoon


I am from Sri Lanka and earned my BS in Chemistry from University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. At Rice, I explore the presence of novel and diverse triterpenes, a class of natural products with pharmaceutical potential, in agronomic plants. I love to come up with new dishes and recipes, the only problem being that I can’t figure out how to replicate in the kitchen! In my role as the VP of Professional Development, I intend to enhance visibility of the resources available to grad students, create a platform for networking and mentoring and be an accessible resource to help grad students, in not only their professional development but also in navigating through grad school.


Email: gsadevelopment[@]