Monday, March 9, 2015

Our Extraordinary Team : Bethany Baldwin-Pulcini

Bachelor of Science in Physics with an emphasis in Astrophysics, to be completed in 2015.

Presently a fourth year undergraduate at the University of California, Davis, Bethany specializes in tutoring physics and math at all levels. Science has been her favorite subject for as long as she can remember. Here at The Academy, she hopes to pass on her enthusiasm for math, since for some it can be the least-loved subject of them all. She starting tutoring with the Physics Club at UC Davis in 2013; her favorite part of tutoring is seeing a student’s face when they get excited about understanding something new!

Bethany is currently an undergraduate research assistant at UC Davis with the Nuclear Physics Group. There, she models heavy ion collisions from data produced by research institutions, such as CERN in Switzerland and Brookhaven National Lab in New York. It was through working with the group that she discovered her love for computer programming and logic problems.

After graduation, Bethany plans to return to graduate school to pursue a degree in an engineering discipline, but until then, she will continue to share her passion for science and math with students of all ages.

What is on your nightstand?

My nightstand holds a box of all the mail I haven't gotten around to looking at yet, as well as scented candles. I love things that smell good.

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

I would definitely pick pizza, as long as I could switch the toppings. I will never, ever get tired of pizza!

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