Casey Roepke (she/her)
Mt. Holyoke College
AIP Mather Policy Intern
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Hello, everyone! My name is Casey Roepke (she/her), and I am a recent graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where I double majored in Physics and Politics with an interdisciplinary, pre-professional track in Journalism, Media, and Public Discourse. I’m a lifelong Californian, growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. This summer, I am so excited to have the opportunity to (virtually) work with the Society of Physics Students as a Mather Public Policy Intern at NIST!
As an interdisciplinary student, I am especially passionate about the intersections between science and policy. I hope to one day work at this intersection to craft policy around climate and energy issues, though I am also interested in space policy.
Outside of academics, I am a bit of a media snob, so you can often find me watching classic film noir movies or nose-deep in a science fiction story (Ursula K. Le Guin and Ted Chiang are my personal favorites!). I love swimming in the Pacific Ocean, walking my dog around the neighborhood, and I am almost always down for a bike ride.
I'm so excited to be working for SPS this summer, and I can't wait to bring you along on all of my amazing experiences!