Plans for the future:
In the future she plans on continuing her education into graduate school, specifically
staying more on the side of computational astrophysics. "Though I could see myself
falling in love with any number of topics in the field, I am currently interested
in cosmology and Active Galactic Nuclei as an area of study— crazy black holes
and all that."
Your favorite thing so far about your IRES summer:
"My favorite thing about my experience this summer is the department and everyone
I've met. It's been an overwhelmingly positive experience here all-around."
One thing you’ve learned/something unexpected this summer?
"I feel like aside from growing my skill set concerning computation and astrophysics,
I have also gained self-confidence and trust in my own skills when it comes to
research. I learned how to problem-solve through real research issues and keep
at a project, determined to see it to completion."
The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally engaged workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate and/or graduate students in high quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas.
The overarching, long-term goal of the IRES program is to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering research and education and to strengthen economic competitiveness through training the next generation of research leaders.
Hometown: Parker, Colorado
Home University: University of Wyoming
Major/Minor: Majoring in Physics and Astronomy/Astrophysics. Minoring in Creative Writing
IRES mentor(s): Maura McLaughlin and Manjari Bagchi
Area of research in IRES: Pulsar Astronomy