Class of 2023 Spotlight: Charlie Cassidy

“I’ve really been able to merge my two passions [classics and chemistry] into one.”

When he was young, Charlie Cassidy ’23 knew he wanted to be a classics major but it wasn’t until high school that he fell in love with chemistry. At the College of the Holy Cross, he found a way to combine his two interests.

For his senior year project, Cassidy, a chemistry and classics double major, worked alongside Susan Costello ’96, the Conservator of Objects and Sculpture at Harvard Art Museums, to research ways to remove iron stains from ancient Greek pottery.