Curriculum Vitae

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Institute for Quantum Matter
Ph.D. in Physics, 2018 (expected)
M.A. in Physics, 2015
Supported by both an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and an NAS Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
B.A. with High Honors in Physics , 2013
    Thesis: Rotational Dynamics of Anisotropic Particles in Turbulence
B.A. in Science in Society, 2013
Certificate in Informatics and Modeling, 2011
    Thesis: Antihydrogen Production in a Paul Trap

Hopkins School, New Haven, CT
High School Diploma, 2009

Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, June 2014 - Present
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Physics

Visiting Graduate Research Assistant, July 2016 - July 2017
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Physics

Graduate Research Assistant, July 2013 - June 2014
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Physics

Research Assistant, August 2011 - May 2013
Wesleyan University
Department of Physics

Research Assistant, June 2011 - August 2011
Yale University
Department of Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Hong Tang

Research Assistant, January 2010 - May 2011, August 2012 - May 2013
Wesleyan University
Department of Physics


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2013 - 2018
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 2013 - 2018
        Awardees are selected by members of the National Academy of Sciences. Only 4% of applicants were selected.
Boggs Science Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 2013 - 2016

Honors & Awards

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, National Nominee and Attendee, June 2016
Leroy Apker Award Recipient, American Physical Society, September 2013
"To recognize outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students ... who have demonstrated great potential for future scientific accomplishment." Each year, several finalists are chosen from all institutions in the nation after being nominated by their department. After a day-long interview process, one recipient is chosen from among all PhD granting institutions. (Wesleyan University grants PhDs in physics.)
The Bertman Prize, Wesleyan University, May 2013
The Bertman Prize, established in memory of Wesleyan Professor of Physics Bernard T. Bertman, is "awarded to a senior, majoring in physics, who emulates the qualities that made Bud Bertman a valuable friend and respected colleague, e.g., physical insight and intuition, enthusiasm, resourcefulness, perseverance, and eagerness to help others." This is the department's highest honor.
Karl Van Dyke Prize, Wesleyan University, May 2012
        for "outstanding achievement in academic work and a promise of productivity in a professional career"
AFCEA General John A. Wickham Scholarship, July 2011
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention, May 2011
Johnston Prize, Wesleyan University, May 2010
        awarded to those whose "first two semesters of physics shows exceptional promise"
American Physical Society Minority Scholar, 2009-2011

Teaching Experience

... as Teaching Assistant
Classical Mechanics II, Johns Hopkins University, Spring 2014
Physics Laboratory I, Wesleyan University, Fall 2011

Synergistic Activities

President of the Physics & Astronomy Graduate Student Association (PAGS), Johns Hopkins University, October 2014 - October 2015

Organizing Committee Member, July 2014 - Present
APS Local Links: DC/Baltimore Area

Independent Science Consultant, March 2013

Staff Writer, Dec 2013 - Aug 2014 "Celebrating and Serving Minorities in Science"

Adopt-a-Physicist Program Participant, Fall 2013, Fall 2014

SPS Chapter President, May 2011 - May 2013
Society of Physics Students, Wesleyan University

Invited Educator, March 2013
Minds in Motion, Connecticut Association for the Gifted

Host of Guest Speaker, Prof. S. James Gates, February 2013
Physics Department Colloquium, Wesleyan University

Invited Panel Member, February 2013
Minorities in Science, Wesleyan University

Invited Panel Member, March 2012
Rising STARs, Wesleyan University

Guy Marcus,
Oct 16, 2014, 4:03 PM