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Ana Isabel
Lopez Murillo

Cohort 9

Hometown: Huntersville, NC

Major: Computer Science, with a minor in Astronomy

Research Interest: Dark matter and gravitational waves



I saw CSS and UNC as a pathway to higher education while building a community with other individuals who are just as passionate as I am in their fields.




WHY did you decide to join the CSS Program and come to Carolina?

Since high school, I’ve always wanted to explore my passions in STEM. I saw CSS and UNC as a pathway to higher education while building a community with other individuals who are just as passionate as I am in their fields.


WHAT are you most looking forward to doing during your undergraduate years?

I am most looking forward to starting challenging courses while performing undergraduate research, as well as forming bonds with my cohort.


what is a research topic you are interested in exploring?

I’m interested in studying dark matter and gravitational waves.


WHAT are your future goals?

I hope to start research in topics I find intriguing and continue astrophysical studies in graduate school.