Dr. Jessica Nicole Esquivel

Dr. Jessica Nicole Esquivel

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Loves to chase subatomic particles with massive camera like detectors to peer into the big mysteries of the universe.

Dr. Jessica Nicole Esquivel

"There's not a lot of people in this space—in STEM, in physics, in science—that look like me, that are Afro-Latinx, that are Black, that are women, that are lesbian. Representation is super important in recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in STEM, and in physics specifically." (SymmetryMagazine)

Just studying the universe, no biggie! Dr. Jessica Nicole Esquivel is a post doctorate Physicist working for the US Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). There she studies the building blocks of the universe. She watches muons, which she explains are the "plus size" sibling of an electron. Then she watches them dance, looking for a new dance move! Often people don't believe someone who looks like her would have her job, which is why representation is so important for her in the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in STEM, and in physics specifically.

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