Triple Major: Physics, Music, and Mathematics
Hometown: Saranac Lake, New York
Ph.D. student; University of Rochester
“I had overwhelming support from many different “advisors” in multiple academic departments. All were very invested in my education. Professor Kevin Schultz helped me take take eight graduate level physics and math courses with professors in each department before attending grad school. He also showed me what it is like to be a physicist in academia and most strongly developed my sense for asking questions in science. I was part of the Undergraduate Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey (ALFALFA) Team for four years with Professor Parker Troischt. We collaborated with astronomers and scientists at The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. This is the largest radio astronomy survey to date. My involvement included four on-site visits, off-site observation, a Freedman Prize, a summer internship, and a poster presentation at a national astronomy conference.”
M.S., Drexel University
Engineering Technician, Advance Testing Company, Inc.
“The physics department guided me towards my career in engineering. I earned my bachelor’s degree in physics in 2013 and my master’s in mechanical engineering from Drexel University in 2016. The fact that I have two similar yet different degrees makes me confident I can work different kinds of jobs. My job at Advance Testing is only the first part of my engineering career. I plan on studying for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and getting my Engineer in Training certification and eventually work towards a Professional Engineer license.”