SPS SOCK (Science Outreach Catalyst Kit) Intern
Society of Physics Students
Light: A Spectrum of Utlity
I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. I am a rising senior physics major and Spanish minor at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Since my freshman year at Rhodes, I have worked on an ultrasonic method for detecting osteoporosis with my advisor, Dr. Brent Hoffmeister. As a sophomore, I served as the first Communications Officer for the Rhodes College chapter of SPS, with the goal of raising awareness of Rhodes's science outreach programs. My work as the Communications Officer led to my education internship at the Pink Palace Museum last summer. At the Pink Palace, I wrote science programs for Memphis-area elementary and middle school students. I am undecided on my future path, but I believe I will apply for graduate school and pursue a Ph.D. in physics. I'm very excited for the SPS SOCK internship, as I want to continue to do my part in furthering science education and awareness, as well as learn more of the skills required to be a capable teacher.
In addition to my studies in physics and Spanish, I am the lead tenor saxophone in the Rhodes College jazz ensemble and take saxophone lessons. When I have free time, I usually play competitive e-sports such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2, or—if I want something less competitive—I play Pokémon and Minecraft. I also enjoy day hiking at Shelby County Forest, riding my bike around Memphis, and watching movies and YouTube.