Members and Alumnae

Kendra Bergstedt
Advisor: H. Ji
Vice President of Princeton Women+ in Plasma Physics

Kendra grew up in Roseville, Minnesota and got their undergraduate degrees in Physics and Math at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. While there, they became interested in computational physics and space plasma physics. Their time as a student of space physicists Prof. Cindy Cattell and Prof. Lindsay Glesener taught them how impactful…

Suying Jin
Advisor: I. Dodin

Suying Jin (김소영) joined the Princeton Program in Plasma Physics in 2018, after graduating from UCLA.

Courtney Johnson
Advisor: N. Pablant

Current Project: investigation of parallel plasma flow in the W7-X stellarator using XICS diagnostic measurements

Sierra Jubin
Advisor: I. Kaganovich
Secretary and Treasurer of Princeton Women+ in Plasma Physics

Sierra Jubin grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado, and received her undergraduate degree in physics from Williams College in 2017. She joined the Princeton Plasma Physics Program in the fall of that year, and her main research interests lie in the field of low temperature plasma physics.

Sierra spent her first year in the program…

Alex LeViness
Advisor: N. Pablant
President of Princeton Women+ in Plasma Physics

Current Project: Measurement of fast ion losses in the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator

Alex LeViness (pronounced luh-VINE-ess) matriculated into the program with the class of 2018. She grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Columbus, Ohio. She attended The University of Alabama, where she majored in…

Jessica Li
Advisors: A. Reiman, M. Zarnstorff

Current Project: Turbulence in negative triangularity stellarator plasmas.

Jessica Li grew up in Frederick, MD and completed her undergraduate degree in Applied Physics with a minor in Computer Science at Columbia University in 2018. While there, she worked on numerical modeling of torsatron devices as part of the…

Dingyun Liu
Advisor: G. Hammett

Dingyun Liu grew up in Wuhan, China, and she had her undergraduate education at University of Science and Technology of China. In the same year she received a bachelor's degree in applied and engineering physics, she joined the 2019 cohort of the Princeton Program in Plasma Physics. A summer program at UCLA in 2018 stimulated her…

Elena Mitra
Advisors: N. Fisch, A. Reiman

Current Project: RF Current Condensation

Laura Xin Zhang
Advisor: F. Poli

Laura (张歆) came all the way from the other side of the "big pond" otherwise known as the Pacific ocean. Born and raised in the beautiful seaside city of Dalian, China, her life-long dream is to live in a city with water. There are no beaches in Princeton, so the Delaware canal will just have to do for now.

In 2012, Laura came to…