Markrete received her B.A. in chemistry in 2011 from Columbia University. There, she worked in the Nuckolls lab studying the single-molecule conductance of oligoacetylenes. She joined the Swager lab in the Fall of 2011 as an NDSEG fellow. Markrete studies the effect of molecular structure on the supramolecular assembly of inorganic complexes using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD).