2016 Major: Physics; minor in Mathematics
"Successfully tackling one of the hardest subjects I have ever tried to learn was an extremely affirming, confidence-boosting experience for me. And it's a lesson I apply in many areas of my life: "If I can do physics, surely I can figure this out, too." It goes without saying that I would not have had the courage to pursue a physics degree if I didn't have the support/guidance from the professors at Duke. I am extremely grateful for the lifelong mentors I made along the way."
"The same advice my Duke research mentor once gave me: Believing in yourself can be one of the most difficult things to do, but it's one of the most important qualities a physicist should have. You have to believe that, even if you don't know how to do something now, you are capable of figuring it out. Because that's what physicists do."