My name is Alex Jackson.
I am an undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University currently working towards a B.A. in Physics with an additional major, B.A. in Ethics, History, and Public Policy (EHPP). Within physics, I am interested in theoretical cosmology and particle physics. I have worked as an assistant researcher at my university as part of the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at CERN, looking for quarks beyond the standard model. I am currently working as a research assistant at the University of Pittsburgh on creating simulations of stellar evolution to test models of dark matter.
I am very passionate about education and closing the education gap for underrepresented groups in STEM. I have targeted my studies in public policy around education and worked with several organizations on and off campus related to serving this goal. From teaching kids to code to building holograms to writing curriculum on rockets to mentoring students one on one, I've ventured to bring experiential learning to students from K-12 and beyond.