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Katrina Miller


Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would become a particle physicist. Growing up, I thought I was going to be an investigative journalist. Why? I was curious about everything and I loved to write. Today, I’m a physics PhD student at the University of Chicago, studying how neutrinos interact with matter and if these tiny, abundant particles may shed light on the existence of the Universe as we know it. It turns out that physics and journalism aren’t too different from each other: I observe, investigate, draw conclusions, and report on what I find. I love learning about the world around me and am elated to share this passion with others at WIRED this summer. Outside of my research, I work toward more accessible and inclusive science as a scriptwriter for Fermilab’s Even Bananas series, an editor for the Journal of Emerging Investigators, and a co-founder of the #IAm Project for Women of Color in STEM. In my spare time, you can find me reading, thrifting, crafting, or walking along the Chicago lakefront soaking up the summer sun. 

Katrina Miller looks at the camera and smiles. She's in a green park and wearing a sleeveless brown top/dress.

University of Chicago

Fellowship Sponsor: American Physical Society

Fellowship Host: WIRED