University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
SPS Leadership Scholarship
I am currently a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pursuing a major in physics and a minor in mathematics. Since my freshman year, I have been involved in the Society of Physics Students (SPS), the Society for Women in Physics (SWIP), research on the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab, and have dipped into some other fun activities such as archery, swing dancing, and being a DJ! This year, I helped plan the Fall 2014 SPS Zone 8 Meeting at my university and became an unofficial officer of our SPS chapter midway through the year. As all of our officers were already decided during the previous year, I was quickly dubbed the SPS “snack officer” (even though I do more than provide delicious snacks!). Next year, I have been elected to be president of SWIP and remain on the board for SPS. In years to come beyond my undergraduate degree, I would love to pursue a Ph.D. in some sort of high energy physics and cosmology mixture, although I do not have the particular details nailed down yet. There is still much to explore!