Junior Pena

MIT Department: Physics
Undergraduate Institution: University of Southern California
Faculty Mentor: Lindley Winslow
Research Supervisor: Dr Jon Quellet, Chiara Salemi


I am from South Central, Los Angeles and a third year undergraduate majoring in math and physics at the University of Southern California. Currently, I conduct research on pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance techniques for studying nitrogen-vacancy and substitutional nitrogen centers in diamonds. After graduation, I plan to obtain a PhD in physics in hopes of staying in academia to teach and continue research. Outside of academics, I enjoy hiking, listening to music, working out, and hanging out with friends.