PRISM Mentors 2016-2017

Director and Mentor

Jessica Allan11935031_1119084578119657_8000557561273674029_n

I’m Jess and I’m a senior physics major at BU. Originally from Newcastle, England, I moved to the USA three years ago. I’m also an RA for the Women in Science and Engineering house, and I enjoy helping women feel welcomed in the department. In my spare time, I enjoy cycling with the BU cycling team, and watching Formula one and premier league football (soccer).



Director-Elect and Mentor

Amina Li

I’m Amina! I’m a junior majoring in Physics and Math from just outside of Boston. I love oranges, elephants, and stress baking.



Current Mentors

Nate Avish

I’m Nate and I’m a junior astronomy and physics major from central New Jersey. I play ultimate frisbee and ice hockey and am training to be the very best like no one ever was.



Jiayi Chen

Hi, This is Jiayi Chen (or to lower the difficulty of pronouncing my name…I also go by Jenny~). I’m from Beijing, China~ I’m a senior, physics major~ If you also love Asian food, I’d love to share with you all the good restaurant in Boston!! I also love music~



David KratochvilScreen Shot 2015-10-04 at 6.26.52 PM

David is a senior physics major from Baltimore.
He enjoys movies and Chipotle.



Maria Mucci20151004_182418

My name is Maria and I’m a senior originally from Long Island. My main interest in physics is in condensed matter and biophysics, particularly where the two overlap. I have just returned from the Geneva Study Abroad program and am president of Alpha Chi Sigma, a coed professional fraternity based in the sciences. Around campus I like to try new coffees, cook, and people watch.



Madeleine O’Keefe

Maddie O’Keefe is a junior majoring in astronomy and physics. She is currently developing a method to more efficiently search for exoplanets around ultracool dwarfs. In her spare time, Maddie enjoys acting, reading, and introducing her non-Chicagoan friends to giardiniera.



Adam PearsonFB_IMG_1441947300974-1 (1)

I am a senior Physics and Computer Science Major, Math minor from the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love trying new foods and restaurants and, occasionally, trying to cook myself!



Daniel Rybarczyk

Dan is a Junior Astronomy & Physics major. He likes science fiction, classic rock, Antarctica, DC Comics, and all things astrophysics.



Deepak Sathyan

I’m Deepak , a junior physics major from Memphis, Tennessee. In my free time, I enjoy playing chess, ping pong, and a few Nintendo games.



Daniel Smith

I am a junior physics major doing research in high energy particle physics at Fermilab. I like coffee, cats, kayaking, cycling, and annoying my friends.



Glenn Steranka

I’m Glenn, and I’m a senior physics and astronomy major with a math minor. I grew up in the town of Harvard in central Massachusetts (no relation to the university), and I like running, hiking, pick-up sports, and playing with telescopes.