|MIT Department: Physics
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Kerstin Perez
Research Supervisor: Field Rogers
Undergraduate Institution: University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Hometown: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
My name is Arianna H. Colón Cesaní and I was born and raised in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. I am studying theoretical physics with a minor in applied mathematics at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez Campus, and my goal is to earn a PhD in particle astrophysics when I graduate. Afterwards, I aspire to become a postdoctoral scholar and continue growing as an astroparticle physicist in the field. I currently work with the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo and the CMS Experimental Particle Physics Research Group in Mayagüez. I am cofounder and president of Women in Physics-Puerto Rico UPRM and I am passionate about supporting historically marginalized communities in STEM. My interests include dark matter theory or detection and gravitational wave research.