Dianna Cowern

Dianna, physics enthusiast and brainstorming wizard, is the creator of Physics Girl. Driving tractors on a farm in Hawaii where she grew up could not have prepared her for the science and engineering pursuits upon which she would later pounce. Nicknamed “happy pants” in college, Dianna researched dark matter with Prof. Jocelyn Monroe as an undergraduate at MIT, and low-metallicity stars with Prof. Anna Frebel as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, before bringing her happy intern pants to GE where she worked as a Software Engineer designing mobile apps. Eventually, she started exercising the nerdy side of her brain on YouTube as Physics Girl before (and while) heading over to UCSD as a science outreach coordinator. She loves to surf, SCUBA dive and play the ukulele. [+]