Kalin Baca is a 2020-2024 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Kansas in the Shiflett Research Group. She holds an M.S. in chemical engineering (2019), MBA with a concentration in organizational behavior (2019), and B.S. in chemical engineering with a concentration in bioengineering and a minor in business management (2018) from the University of New Mexico. Her doctoral research is focused on the separation of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant mixtures using ionic liquids. This research is part of Project EARTH (Environmentally Applied Research Toward Hydrofluorocarbons) that is focused on identifying sustainable processes for the selective separation of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant mixtures. Kalin is interested in the crossroads between engineering and business, particularly in entrepreneurship, and hopes to pursue a career that requires a combination of knowledge in these two areas.