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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