I am originally from Fort Madison, Iowa, where I graduated from Holy Trinity Catholic High School in 2010. I received my BS in Physics and Mathematics from Iowa State University in 2014. During the summer of 2013, I participated in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. There, my interest grew in plasma physics and fusion energy research. That brought me to the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), where I received my PhD in Plasma Physics from the MIT Department of Physics in 2019. I then spent a few years in Oxford, UK, as a postdoc working on the JET tokamak, sited at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. Now I am back at the PSFC as a research scientist.
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Former SULI intern continues to study plasma physics in the U.S. and abroad | US DOE Office of Science | 10 November 2020