University of Wisconsin-River Falls
AWIS Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award
I am a rising junior at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, majoring in physics and mathematics. I was recently inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma and look forward to being a part of that organization. I will be serving as VP of our local chapter of the Society of Physics Students. One of my favorite SPS activities has been outreach to young women to inspire them to pursue a career in science. I have tutored physics and math and will be the manager of the Physics Study Center in the coming academic year. I am a McNair Scholar and the president of SURSCA, a student organization that reviews and approves student applications for research grants. I currently am involved research Sizing Optically Trapped Water Droplets Using Cavity Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy at UWRF and this summer will be working in an REU at Michigan State on Exciton-spin interactions in dilute magnetic semiconductor quantum dots. In my spare time, I enjoy diving, origami, and playing my violin.