Meet the REUs

Emma Hunt

Home Institution: Lewis & Clark
Research Project: Engineering the properties of quantum defects
UW Mentor(s): Kai-Mei Fu

Q: What are your physics/science interests?
I'm primarily interested in quantum, specifically quantum-optics, and that's what I have experience doing research in. I'm also interested in fluid dynamics and astronomy, though I've had less opportunities to study them outside of class.

Q: What are your other interests?
I play lacrosse at school and love to watch and play most sports. I also love to hike and ride my bike. In my free time I love watching movies and reading.

Q: What would you like to do after college?
I plan to go to grad school to pursue a PhD.

Q: Tell us one strange but interesting fact about yourself.
I used to be certified to be a firefighter.

Q: What first sparked your interest in Physics?
Junior year of high school I took physics and astronomy and was obsessed with both in a way I hadn't been with any other course up that point.

Q: If you could have any pet what would it be?
Honestly just a couple of dogs is all I need.

Q: If you had a free month and unlimited funds, how would you spend your time?
I would spend most of it traveling and the rest just with my friends and family.

Q: If you could get a grant to study anything what would it be?
Life at the bottom of the ocean.