Alexander Proschel is from Pittsford, New York, and graduated from Pittsford Sutherland High School. He intends on studying Materials Science and Engineering and Physics. He worked at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), a research facility focused on nuclear fusion, for two summers researching the qualities of isotopic exchange over a platinized molecular sieve. His time spent at LLE working and meeting faculty ultimately led to his interest in energy research. Alex aspires to come up with new materials and methods to help solve the ever growing energy crisis. When he is not busy with schoolwork, Alex is either playing on the Penn Ultimate Frisbee team, playing pick-up basketball at Pottruck or simply sleeping in his dorm.