Jessica Pilgram


MIT Department: Mathematics

Undergraduate Institution: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obis

Faculty Mentor: John Bush

Research Supervisor: Lucas Tambasco



I am a non-graduating fourth year student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo pursuing a B.S. in physics with minors in mathematics and astronomy. I have conducted research in a variety of physics fields including biophysics, hydrodynamic quantum analogs, and plasma physics. Through my research experiences I discovered that my passion is for astrophysical plasma physics and I plan to pursue a PhD in this field. Outside of academics, I enjoy playing volleyball and basketball, playing guitar, singing, dancing and all things outdoors.