Anna Douglas is a Ph.D. student in interdisciplinary material science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. As a National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellow since 2015, she has primarily focused her studies on next-generation batteries for electrochemical energy storage, and has recently developed the growth of high quality carbon nanotubes from ambient carbon dioxide, with this technology extendable to other carbon structures. Her work has been on the “most read” list at ACS Nano, and led to 8 publications and 1 patent to date. Prior to Vanderbilt, Anna completed a B.S. in mathematics and chemistry at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. She interned as an undergraduate at the NASA Glenn Research Center, where she worked on developing materials to insulate the battery pack for the Mars Rover. Douglas grew up planning tennis in Ohio and still enjoys the sport, having played on her college team at Lee.