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Adam
Kunesh

Cohort 1

Hometown: Concord, NC

Major: Physics and Applied Math, with a minor in Music

Research Interest: Optical nanoscience



Without CSS I probably wouldn't have known about as many career paths branching from Physics. Science Policy comes to mind.




GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL:

University of California-Davis (PhD, Physics)


WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS?

I’m still considering many options: startups, science policy, data science in the SF Bay as a backup.


WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

Monayyy initially. I also liked the students I met at interview weekend.


WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE OR MEMORY?

The Jordan Lake retreats were always full of laughter and tasty food.


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

Without CSS I probably wouldn’t have known about as many career paths branching from Physics. Science Policy comes to mind.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

Optical Nanoscience under Professor Rene Lopez


AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sigma Xi Annual Meeting Best Poster in Physics
  • Honors thesis (honors)