Hometown: Royal Oak, MI
Minors: Math and Computer Science
Study Away: Oak Ridge Science Semester (Tennessee)
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Moose Tracks
Best Adjective to Describe You: Quiet, but friendly
In 10 words or less, why should someone want to be a part of this department?
Because they want to learn about the way things work.
When did you know you wanted to study this area? What pathway led you to this department?
I knew that I wanted to study physics at the beginning of sophomore year after having taken physics 150, 152, and 220. I especially liked the lab sections from these classes.
What is the best way to get (and stay) connected to this department?
Study in the Math/Physics Center (MPC) between 8PM and 11PM, or go to the math/physics/cs tea at 3:45PM on Wednesdays.
What would you miss the most if you were no longer a part of this department?
I would miss the labs most (my favorite lab is the magnetism lab from PHYS 152). I would also miss working on homework with people in the MPC.
What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
Career aspirations: Physics research or engineering
Next Steps: To go to graduate school
What has been the biggest surprise you have encountered at K?
The biggest surprise is that people streak the quad at night.
How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
I am also interested in math and computer science (my minors) and there is often overlap in the concepts covered in classes in all three subjects.
What has been your favorite class at K? Why?
Ceramics: Wheel-throwing because I really like doing hands-on activities and it was a nice way to take a break from doing physics or math homework.
What is your SIP?
I am doing a physics SIP that uses Constant pH Molecular Dynamics Simulations. I am still in the process of learning about it now.