Darcy McRose will join the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor in August 2022. She completed a BS degree in Earth Systems at Stanford and a PhD in Geosciences at Princeton. Darcy is currently conducting postdoctoral work at Caltech where she is mentored by Professor Dianne Newman in the Divisions of Biology and Biological Engineering and Geological and Planetary Sciences. Her research program focuses on microbe-environment interactions and their effects on biogeochemical cycles and incorporates techniques ranging from microbial physiology and genetics to geochemistry. A particular emphasis for this work is the production and use of secondary metabolites and small molecules in soils and sediments. McRose received the Caltech BBE Division postdoctoral fellowship in 2019 and is currently a Simons Foundation Marine Microbial Ecology postdoctoral fellow as well as a L’Oréal USA for Women in Science fellow.