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WE ARE BLACK IN PHYSICS

Our Team

Organizers

Dr. Charles Brown

Professional Events & Communications Advisor, Director

Dr. Charles Brown is a postdoctoral scholar in the Ultracold Atomic Physics Group in the Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he performs quantum simulation experiments with ultracold atoms in lattices made of light. He is also a science communicator and an advocate hoping to forge a more equitable and inclusive environment in STEM fields.

Dr. Eileen Gonzales

External Partnership & Fundraising Advisor, Director

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

Social Events & Communications Advisor, Director

Dr. Jessica Esquivel is an Associate Scientist 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.

Caprice Phillips

Documentation Team Lead

Caprice Phillips is a 3rd year astronomy PhD student at The Ohio State University

Dr. Vanessa A. Sanders

Social Media Team Lead

Dr. Vanessa A. Sanders is an Associate Scientist in the Medical Isotope Research and Production (MIRP) group at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).

Ashley L. Walker

Media Communications Lead

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

Farrah Simpson

Social Events Programming Lead

Farrah Simpson is currently pursuing her physics doctoral degree at Brown University. Her research is in High Energy Experiment and focuses on Beyond Standard Model Physics.

Marika Edwards

Publications Team Lead

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

Dr. Bryan Ramson

Professional Communication Lead

Postdoctoral Scholar

Olivia McAuley

Marketing, Design, & Product Lead

Olivia McAuley is a Ph.D. candidate at Bryn Mawr College.

Garrett Williams

Professional Events Programming Lead

Photograph of Jeremy Platt

Jeremy Platt

UX Designer, service Designer, Visual Designer, Website Developer

Jeremy Platt is an Experience Designer. He researches, designs, tests, analyzes, and refines inclusive experiences.

#BlackInPhysics Week Founders

Dr. Charles Brown

Dr. Charles Brown is a postdoctoral scholar in the Ultracold Atomic Physics Group in the Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he performs quantum simulation experiments with ultracold atoms in lattices made of light. He is also a science communicator and an advocate hoping to forge a more equitable and inclusive environment in STEM fields.

Dr. Eileen Gonzales

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

Dr. Jessica Esquivel is an Associate Scientist 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.

LaNell Williams

Biophysicist

Dr. Vanessa A. Sanders

Dr. Vanessa A. Sanders is an Associate Scientist in the Medical Isotope Research and Production (MIRP) group at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).

Ashley L. Walker

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

Jessica Tucker

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.

Marika Edwards

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

Dr. Bryan Ramson

Postdoctoral Scholar

Cheyenne Polius

Cheyenne is an Astrophysicist and Science Communicator.

Xandria Quichocho

Physics Education Researcher

Dr. Ciara Sivels

Nuclear Engineer