Life is more fun on the boundaries.
Equity in STEM
Academia in general and STEM fields in particular have a long way to go towards creating a welcoming environment where women, LGBTQ folks, BIPOC, and other underrepresented groups can thrive. We all have a responsibility to listen, learn, and be part of the solution.
I am an assistant professor of physics and statistical and data sciences at Smith College. Previously, I was a postdoctoral research associate at Boston University in the physics department and the Hariri Institute for Computing. I earned my PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I was a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow and a William Neal Reynolds fellow in the Royster Society of Fellows. My research is in computational and data science methods in many-body quantum mechanics.
I also work on issues of diversity and equity in STEM, with an emphasis on improving representation and support of women, LGBTQ folks, BIPOC, and other underrepresented groups in STEM. When I'm not working in STEM and STEM-related pursuits, you can find me running, cooking, practicing photography, or writing.
I love to hear from students and people who are interested in physics, computing, or equity in STEM. Feel free to send me an email. You can also follow me on Twitter. For information about my books, check out my author website.