Guido Dominguez (he/him/his)
AIP Mather Policy Intern
U.S. House of Representatives
After I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, my family immigrated to the United States when I was 14 months old and we’ve lived in South Florida ever since. I am currently a rising Senior at Pomona College majoring in Physics, with a passion for policy. Thanks to the wide variety of coursework at Pomona, I’ve been able to explore my love of politics and policy through coursework as well as working closely with the local city council. I am drawn to policy specifically because it holds the key to impacting so many people’s lives for the better.
At Pomona, I work on independent research studying the biophysics of the spore dispersal mechanisms of Sphagnum Moss. Because of this, I had the opportunity of presenting my research at the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics back in 2019. I am drawn to physics because it’s all about trying your hardest to solve a problem, no matter how difficult or complex it is. I particularly love challenging problems because those are the ones that require you to change your perspective, consider different approaches, challenge your own assumptions, and be open minded. This same approach is one that I believe is quite valuable and too often missing in politics and policy.
I am very excited to be a Mather Policy Intern this summer and combine my physics background with my dream of working in the policy making process. I am very thankful to SPS for this opportunity, and look forward to a summer full of learning and new experiences.