|MIT Department: Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Bin Zhang
Research Supervisor: Xingcheng Lin
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Hometown: Stevens Point, WI
I am a rising senior and dual major in Physics and Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. I also have minors in Mathematics and Peace Studies. My research interests include complexity, the physics of information and consciousness, and applications of information science (classical and quantum) in areas like high energy physics, black holes, artificial intelligence, and biophysics. I will pursue a Ph.D. in computational/theoretical physics immediately after undergrad. I am passionate about science policy and advocacy, and actively work both on- and off-campus to promote diversity, transparency, and sustainability in STEM and beyond. Apart from academics and advocacy, I enjoy baking, crocheting, reading, and learning about and working on projects related to programming and machine learning.