Women in Physics Profiles
What Women Are Doing With Physics
Physicists don't all work in labs or teach physics, although many do, and love their jobs.
A physics degree will qualify a woman for a variety of careers from inventing to analyzing to improving her environment. Find out the diversity of physics by exploring the jobs of these women with physics degrees.
Alice went from a minority in her field to a leading researcher in exciting new technologies.
Alicia once wanted to be an environmental scientist, but she fell in love with looking at the stars in the night's sky.
Alison is a physicist, policy analyst, avid traveler, and proficient in Spanish and Mandarin.
High school physics bore Beth so much she dropped it- but a look through a telescope changed her mind.
Christina uses physics everyday to make sure that veterans receive quality cancer radiation treatments.
Claudia likes to write science fiction and ride horses when she's not studying comets and moons.
As a child in Mexico, Debbie was told science wasn't for girls. Debbie however broke down that barrier and is now a Wall Street analyst. She invites all girls to join her!
Ellen once considered an education in music, but instead, she became the first Hispanic woman in space.
Evelynn holds honorary degrees at Spelman College and Bates College.
Gabriela shapes minds as a professor and attempts to unlock the mysteries of Gravitational Waves as a researcher.
Who says only kids dream of space exploration? Ginger chased her dreams in spite of many setbacks.
Kelle spends much of her time looking at small stars, but when's she not looking at stars, she's blogging and traveling.
Lisa may be on her way to discovering the next dimension, and she wants to share it with physicists and non-physicists alike.
Luz is fascinated by the way optics problems relate to the real world. “There was something about lenses that made me want to study more,” she says.
Lynett Rock, a member of the Cherokee Nation, first learned physics via satellite. Now she teaches college physics and math in person.
Maggie's first love may have been astronomy, but her current jet-set lifestyle as a technology consultant keeps her mind limber and her skymiles rolling in.
Marta Dark McNeese
Marta chose physics mostly because she was fascinated with optics, and a little bit because she was afraid of chemicals and disliked knives.
Searching for non-academic career paths after graduate school led Meghan to a career in insurance analytics.
Nadya went from gymnastics Olympic hopeful to research scientist.
Shirley Ann Jackson
Shirley has come a long way from her childhood fascination with the bumblebees in her backyard.