IU Grad Student Among Those Killed In Ukraine Plane Crash

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

Credit: Courtesy Indiana University

IU Grad Student Among Those Killed In Ukraine Plane Crash

July 18, 2014 Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 2:38 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (21Alive) -- Indiana University released today that Kalijn Keijzer, a graduate student at the institution, was among those on Malaysian Airliner MH17 that was shot down in Ukraine.

The 25-year-old native of Amsterdam was working towards her doctoral degree in the school's chemistry department and had also been on the women's rowing team.

Mu-Hyun Baik was Keijzer's doctoral advisor.

"Karlijn was a bright, talented doctoral student, a diligent researcher and a dear friend to all of us who worked with her in our research group," Baik said. "She was a kind, happy young woman full of ideas about the future. She inspired us all with her optimism about how science will make Earth a better place."

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