Hi! I'm Nell. I am a second-year physics graduate student at UC Berkeley studying particle theory and phenomenology, with interests in QCD, baryogenesis, and dark matter. I have recently started working with Hitoshi Murayama.
I did my undergraduate at MIT and worked with Jesse Thaler in jet physics and collider phenomenology. In addition to my research, I care a lot about making physics a better place for women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ folks. While at MIT I had the opportunity to work with the physics department administration on their new Physics Community Values.
Outside of physics I spend most of my time talking and thinking about gender and trans-related stuff (I'm trans and use she or they pronouns), doing pretend science in RPGs, and sometimes making music.