Post-baccalaureate student | Next: PhD student at U Chicago

Jireh Garcia



    Jireh was born and raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. After high school, she moved to New York City to pursue her bachelor’s degree in physics at The City College of New York. At City, Jireh became a NOAA-CESSRST scholar and studied atmospheric physics under the mentorship of James Booth. For a summer, Jireh briefly interned at Columbia University in Cory Dean’s condensed matter physics laboratory. She studied and fabricated twisted 2D heterostructures and ultimately became interested in many-body quantum systems. Jireh wants to continue her education with a PhD in physics while also giving back to the community by supporting underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. She joins the group to navigate her interests in condensed matter physics.