WE ARE BLACK IN PHYSICS

Our Team

Organizers

Dr. Charles Brown

Lead Organizer

Dr. Charles Brown is an experimental quantum physicist at UC Berkeley, a passionate science communicator, and a champion for Black Americans in STEM.

Dr. Eileen Gonzales

Lead ORGANIZER

Dr. Eileen Gonzales is a 51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University. Her research focuses on understanding the atmospheres of brown dwarfs and directly-imaged exoplanets.

Dr. Jessica Esquivel

Lead ORGANIZER

Dr. Jessica Esquivel is a postdoctoral researcher at Fermilab working on the Muon g-2 experiment. She is also a AAAS If/Then Ambassador, a member of the Change – Now Collective, a Science Communicator and a vocal advocate for increasing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in STEM.

Jessica Tucker

co-Organizer

Jessica, a Detroit native, inspired by the city’s roots in automation and techno sought to become a physicist and is now a quantum information scientist.

Dr. Vanessa A. Sanders

CO-ORGANIZER

Dr. Vanessa A. Sanders is an Assistant Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Ashley L. Walker

CO-ORGANIZER

Ashley L. Walker is an astrochemist, planetary scientist, and science communicator.

Cheyenne Polius

CO-ORGANIZER

Cheyenne is an Astrophysicist and Science Communicator.

Marika Edwards

CO-ORGANIZER

Marika Edwards is currently a GEM Fellow at the University of Florida working towards her PhD in Astronomy.

Dr. Bryan Ramson

CO-ORGANIZER

Postdoctoral Scholar

LaNell Williams

CO-ORGANIZER

Biophysicist

Xandria Quichocho

CO-ORGANIZER

Physics Education Researcher

Dr. Ciara Sivels

CO-ORGANIZER

Nuclear Engineer