Hi! I am a graduate student in physics, interested in uncovering the fundamental underpinnings of our universe. In particular I am interested in developing methods to understand open quantum systems. I am currently also serving as the President for the Physics and Astronomy for Women+ student group of the Physics department. I have previously worked as a science communicator at Cactus Communications and independently sketch comics on physics (phy-mics) on my website ‘Fatal Physics.’ I hope to contribute to the field of fundamental science as well as education; to use my knowledge and excitement to impart the same in others. I completed my bachelor’s in physics from the University of Delhi and a Masters in mathematical and theoretical physics from the University of Oxford, UK.
Feel free to reach out to me if you would like to talk about research, outreach, science communication and/or nice walking trails in State College.
IGC grad student Rachael Huxford, a science communication intern for the Eberly College of Science, conducted an interview with two ‘I AM STEM’ winners. The I AM STEM speaking contest was designed to help Penn State’s Eberly College of Science students develop and share stories of their science journey. Winners of the contest have been keynote speakers at the college’s annual ENVISION: STEM Career Day Supporting Young Women event where they have been able to inspire other burgeoning STEM minds. Other contest objectives include developing science communication abilities and identifying and showcasing Eberly College of Science students with inspiring, authentic STEM stories.
Additional fall 2022 participants included Eberly College of Science undergraduate students Basma AlMahmood, Ariella Biney, and Emma Khoury, and the IGC’s own graduate student Unnati Akhouri.