FUTURE 2021

September 13 & 14, 2021

FUTURE 2021 was held on the Caltech campus on Monday and Tuesday, September 13-14, 2021. This year’s conference provided an in-depth look into life as a Physics graduate student through a series of presentations, discussion panels, mini-workshops and informal socials with Caltech faculty and students. Topics included choosing a research direction, building community, challenges facing women*, the application process and more.

2021 Agenda

Sunday, September 12

Monday, September 13

Tuesday, September 14

2021 Attendees

Below you will find the names, contact info, and undergraduate institutions of the 2021 FUTURE cohort.

Name Undergrad Institution Email Year
Alessandra (Rey) Squillace University of Arizona squil1670346588lace@1670346588email1670346588.ariz1670346588ona.e1670346588du1670346588 Junior (’23)
Alexandra Masegian University of Chicago amase1670346588gian@1670346588uchic1670346588ago.e1670346588du1670346588 Junior (’23)
Aurelia Brook New York University aurel1670346588iabro1670346588ok@ny1670346588u.edu1670346588 Senior (’22)
Celine Shaw UC Merced/UCLA celin1670346588eshaw16703465885@gma1670346588il.co1670346588m1670346588 Junior (’23)
Daria Bonds California State University San Marcos bonds1670346588daria1670346588@gmai1670346588l.com1670346588 Senior (’22)
Destiny Howell Hunter College desti1670346588nyhow1670346588ell451670346588@gmai1670346588l.com1670346588 Junior (’24)
Emiko (Emi) Gardiner University of Virginia ecg6w1670346588m@vir1670346588ginia1670346588.edu1670346588 Senior (’22)
Grace Feagin Georgetown University gcf171670346588@geor1670346588getow1670346588n.edu1670346588 Senior (’22)
Hillary Diane Andales Massachusetts Institute of Technology handa1670346588les@m1670346588it.ed1670346588u1670346588 Junior (’23)
Junjia Zhang Johns Hopkins University jzhan1670346588208@j1670346588hu.ed1670346588u1670346588 Senior (’22)
Kasia Wiech University of Florida k.wie1670346588ch19016703465889@gma1670346588il.co1670346588m1670346588 Post-bacc (’20)
Lauryn Williams University of Missouri – Columbia laury1670346588neliz1670346588a@icl1670346588oud.c1670346588om1670346588 Senior (’22)
Leah Kong University of California, Berkeley leahk1670346588ong@b1670346588erkel1670346588ey.ed1670346588u1670346588 Junior (’23)
Lilly Joseph University of Pennsylvania liljo1670346588@sas.1670346588upenn1670346588.edu1670346588 Senior (’21)
Mai Nguyen California Institute of Technology mhngu1670346588yen@c1670346588altec1670346588h.edu1670346588 Senior (’22)
Maggie Huber University of Michigan, Ann Arbor maggi1670346588e.c.h1670346588uber@1670346588gmail1670346588.com1670346588 Senior (’21)
Mavis Stone Harvey Mudd College mston1670346588e@hmc1670346588.edu1670346588 Junior (’23)
Meredith Stone University of Massachusetts Amherst mered1670346588ithst1670346588one011670346588@gmai1670346588l.com1670346588 Senior (’22)
Natalia Villanueva Harvard University natal1670346588iavil1670346588lanue1670346588va@co1670346588llege1670346588.harv1670346588ard.e1670346588du1670346588 Junior (’23)
Paula Calizaya Cabrera Pennsylvania State University pac54167034658840@ps1670346588u.edu1670346588 Senior (’22)
Rahaf Youssef St. Olaf College youss1670346588e1@st1670346588olaf.1670346588edu1670346588 Senior (’22)
Sabrina Barbaro Boston University Sabri1670346588na.D.1670346588Barba1670346588ro@gm1670346588ail.c1670346588om1670346588 Junior (’23)
Sarah Medina The City College of New York smedi1670346588na0011670346588@city1670346588mail.1670346588cuny.1670346588edu1670346588 Senior (’21)
Sarra Hayoune Stevens Institute of Technology sarah1670346588.hayo1670346588une@g1670346588mail.1670346588com1670346588 Senior (’22)
Sarah Fischer The City College of New York sfish1670346588che0016703465880@cit1670346588ymail1670346588.cuny1670346588.edu1670346588 Senior (’21)
Tara Leininger Lafayette College leini1670346588ngt@l1670346588afaye1670346588tte.e1670346588du1670346588 Senior (’22)
Tianna Green Wellesley College tgree1670346588n3@we1670346588llesl1670346588ey.ed1670346588u1670346588 Senior (’22)
Victoria Adebayo Howard University victo1670346588ria.a1670346588debay1670346588o@bis1670346588on.ho1670346588ward.1670346588edu1670346588 Junior (’23)
Rose Knight University of Virginia vrk4d1670346588s@vir1670346588ginia1670346588.edu1670346588 Senior (’22)
Wasundara Athukoralalage Michigan State University athuk1670346588ora@m1670346588su.ed1670346588u1670346588 Junior (’23)

PANELISTS AND SPEAKERS

SHREYA ANAND
SHREYA ANANDSunday Dinner Host, Welcome, and Debrief
SOPHIE HOURIHANE
SOPHIE HOURIHANESunday Dinner Host and Panel 4: Grad Applications and Thoughts for Juniors
HANNAH MANETSCH
HANNAH MANETSCHSunday Dinner Host and Student/Postdoc Science Talks
DAVE HSIEH
DAVE HSIEHWelcome & Faculty Quickfire Challenge
CYNDI ATHERTON
CYNDI ATHERTONWelcome Remarks
CLAUDIA AVITIA
CLAUDIA AVITIAWelcome Remarks
EMILY SCHALLER
EMILY SCHALLERWelcome, & Debrief and Closing
JIAJING MAO
JIAJING MAOStudent/Postdoc Science Talks
IRENE DUTTA
IRENE DUTTAStudent/Postdoc Science Talks
DEREK DAVIS
DEREK DAVISStudent/Postdoc Science Talks
AIDA BEHMARD
AIDA BEHMARDStudent/Postdoc Science Talks
NITIKA YADLAPALLI
NITIKA YADLAPALLIStudent/Postdoc Science Talks
SAMANTHA WU
SAMANTHA WUStudent/Postdoc Science Talks
XUEYUE (SHERRY) ZHANG
XUEYUE (SHERRY) ZHANGStudent/Postdoc Science Talks
CORA WENT
CORA WENTStudent/Postdoc Science Talks
NATALIE KLCO
NATALIE KLCOStudent/Postdoc Science Talks
YAZMIN GONZALEZ
YAZMIN GONZALEZDiscussion: Navigating the Climate in Graduate School
CHARISMA BARTLETT
CHARISMA BARTLETTDiscussion: Navigating the Climate in Graduate School
TASHIANA BRYANT
TASHIANA BRYANTDiscussion: Navigating the Climate in Graduate School
MARIA MANZANARES
MARIA MANZANARESDiscussion: Navigating the Climate in Graduate School
ALISON TOMINAGA
ALISON TOMINAGADiscussion: Navigating the Climate in Graduate School
KATHERYN PLANT
KATHERYN PLANTLab Tours: Hallinan Group
ARIAN JADBABAIE
ARIAN JADBABAIELab Tours: Hutzler Group, and Panel 1: Life as a Graduate Student
TOM ROSENBAUM
TOM ROSENBAUMLab Tours
cryo.caltech.edu
DANIEL SILEVITCH
DANIEL SILEVITCHLab Tours: Rosenbaum Group
DAVID SIMMONS-DUFFIN
DAVID SIMMONS-DUFFINFaculty Quickfire Challenge
OMAR MEHIO
OMAR MEHIOPanel 1: Life as a Graduate Student
RADHIKA BHATT
RADHIKA BHATTPanel 1: Life as a Graduate Student
SILVIA ZHANG
SILVIA ZHANGPanel 1: Life as a Graduate Student
ASHAY PATEL
ASHAY PATELPanel 2: Support Structures in Graduate School
OLIVIA HARPER WILKINS
OLIVIA HARPER WILKINSPanel 2: Support Structures in Graduate School
SARAH BLUNT
SARAH BLUNTPanel 2: Support Structures in Graduate School
SEAN PIKE
SEAN PIKEPanel 2: Support Structures in Graduate School
EVAN NUNEZ
EVAN NUNEZPanel 3: Financing Graduate School
NABHA SHAH
NABHA SHAHPanel 3: Financing Graduate School
RAJASHIK TARAFDER
RAJASHIK TARAFDERPanel 3: Financing Graduate School
RYAN PATTERSON
RYAN PATTERSONPanel 3: Financing Graduate School
SERGEI GUKOV
SERGEI GUKOVPanel 4: Grad Applications and Thoughts for Juniors
DIMITRI MAWET
DIMITRI MAWETPanel 4: Grad Applications and Thoughts for Juniors
DILLON DONG
DILLON DONGPanel 4: Grad Applications and Thoughts for Juniors
CANDACE RYPISI
CANDACE RYPISIPanel 4: Grad Applications and Thoughts for Juniors
NAM UNG
NAM UNGDiscussion: Navigating the Climate in Graduate School, & Debrief
MARCIA BROWN
MARCIA BROWNDebrief and Closing
MIKA WALTON
MIKA WALTONDebrief and Closing