Anna enjoyed learning in school.
When Anna was in 8th grade, in her Earth Science class, the teacher told the class that the Universe is expanding! That fact completely captivated Anna and launched her interest in Astronomy and Physics in high school.
Anna was socially engaged in school as well. Her crowning achievement was being high school valedictorian & being voted Senior Prom Queen!
Anna joins our podcast to share her University of Pittsburgh undergraduate journey, Interest in Astronomy, UG Research on Quasars, Winning the Goldwater Scholarship, Being a Marshall Scholar, Career in Policy, and her Advice for High Schoolers.
In particular, we discuss the following with her:
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Our Guests: Anna Quider is the Founder and Principal of the Quider Group. Anna, a Goldwater Scholar, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics & Astronomy, and Religious Studies & The History and Philosophy of Science, from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Quider holds a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Marshall Scholar and NSF Graduate Research Fellow.
Memorable Quote: “I really carried that with me to this day, that you know, if you're at a, you know, ‘poop plant’ level of school level of resource, you can still you can still develop into a wonderful scientist, because it's about how you approach and interact with nature and problems. It's not about what kind of fancy equipment you have.” Anna Quider.
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