SNSP Scholars 2020

Meet our 2020 Simons NSBP Scholars!!

Jacob Brown
Nathanael Wilson
Nico Cooper
Emmanuel Aneke
Madison Allen
Darion Blakesley
Aidan Simpson
Anansa  Keaton-Ashanti
Cameron T. Jackson
Dontae Milner
Joann Roberts
Jonalyn A. Fair
Rebecca Young
Dante Jones
Gilles Djomani
Jess Boyland
Tarisa Ross
Winston Harris
Alyssa Johnson
Kimara Pruitt
James Turley
  • Jacob Brown
  • Nathanael Wilson
  • Nico Cooper
  • Emmanuel Aneke
  • Madison Allen
  • Darion Blakesley
  • Aidan Simpson
  • Anansa  Keaton-Ashanti
  • Cameron T. Jackson
  • Dontae Milner
  • Joann Roberts
  • Jonalyn A. Fair
  • Rebecca Young
  • Dante Jones
  • Gilles Djomani
  • Jess Boyland
  • Tarisa Ross
  • Winston Harris
  • Alyssa Johnson
  • Kimara Pruitt
  • James Turley
  • Jacob Brown

    Hi, I'm Jacob Brown and I'm a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania. When I am working I enjoy cosmology and data analysis. When I am not working, I like running, playing and writing music, and hiking.
  • Nathanael Wilson

    Hi, I'm Nate Wilson and I am an incoming Freshman at DePaul University. When im not researching or studying, I enjoy playing basketball, riding my bicycle, and cooking new foods with friends.
  • Nico Cooper

    I'm Nico Cooper, a fourth-year undergraduate at Princeton University, where I've researched high energy experimental and theoretical physics. I'm also a Peer Educator with the Princeton LGBT Center, and like to play the piano and listen to funk.
  • Emmanuel Aneke

    Hello! My name is Emmanuel Aneke and I recently graduated from Georgia Tech with my BS in Applied Physics. I enjoy hobbyist activities involving digital electronics and collecting physics toys. In my free time, I love to go rock climbing, biking and playing chess.
  • Madison Allen

    Hello, my name is Madison Allen, and I am a senior physics major at Spelman College. I enjoy dancing and watching movies. When I can, I love going out and trying new foods, as well.
  • Darion Blakesley

    Hi, I'm Darion Blakesley. I'm a senior at Arizona State University, pursuing a bachelors in mechanical engineering. In my studies, I particularly enjoy system theory and applied mechanics. In my freetime, I like to make art and play basketball.
  • Aidan Simpson

    My name is Aidan Simpson, and I am currently a Junior Physics Major at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. My main interests are in Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Cosmology. In my free time I love playing hockey, board games, and bouldering.
  • Anansa Keaton-Ashanti

    Hi! I’m Anansa Keaton and I am a fourth year physics and astronomy student at University of Southern California. Aside from studying, my free time is spent playing video games, trying new restaurants in LA, and watching movies!
  • Cameron T. Jackson

    Hi Everyone! I am Cameron Jackson. Currently, I attend The Grambling State University of Lousianna. I am exploring the fields of Computer Science, Math and Physics. It is very true that I am very dedicated to my studies and being an achieving scholar. However, when I am not studying nor being involved in school related activities, I love to listen to music, go to the gym and riding dirt bikes/ four wheelers.
  • Dontae Milner

    Hello, my name is Dontae Milner. I attended Eastern Illinois University and I'm an astronomy major. My hobbies include playing tennis and videogames.
  • Joann Roberts

    Hi, my name is Joann Roberts and I am entering my senior year at Chicago State University, finishing up a B.S. in engineering physics with a philosophy minor. I am a performance poet/musician and teaching artist for at-promise youth, as well as a licensed pilot and amateur astronomer. I am passionate about education reform and increasing diversity in STEAM and aviation, and would like to be a physics teacher and flight instructor. In my free time, I love to travel, dwell in nature, and write
  • Jonalyn A. Fair

    Hi, I'm Jonalyn A. Fair, a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a graduating senior studying Physics and Mathematics at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. When I'm not studying Physics, reading about cutting-edge research, or tutoring, I enjoy cooking vegan foods, watching international films, and hot yoga. I'll be graduating with my Bachelor of Science & applying to graduate schools this Fall 2020, studying International Cultures and French in the Spring of 2021, and plan to begin my Ph.D. program in the Fall of 2021. With an insatiable curiosity, I am confronted then propelled by the capacity of the physical and metaphysical universe, and since the Summer of 2016, I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in various research projects. I'm grateful for this opportunity to learn more about cosmology and eventually have a positive impact on the world at large!
  • Rebecca Young

    Hi! I'm Rebecca and I will be attending the University of Central Florida as a bridge student in the fall. Outside of student life I enjoy riding my bike, reading books, and taking my dogs for long walks.
  • Dante Jones

    Hello, my name is Dante Jones, I am a physics major at Stetson University and I will be entering my senior year in the fall. My scholastic interests include astrophysics, cosmology, astrobiology, and space exploration. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, longboarding, attending live music performances, and anything related to the outdoors.
  • Gilles Djomani

    My name is Gilles, pronounced Gille. I attended Los Medanos College before transferring to UCLA in 2018, where I currently study Physics with an interest in studying Computational Physics in graduate school. My hobbies include playing tennis with friends and family, networking, and occasionally doing personal research. I am excited to learn and grow from everyone in the Simons-NSBP Scholars Program this summer!
  • Jess Boyland

    Hey, my name is Jess Boyland (she/her) and I am a rising senior at Whitman College. I love astronomy as a whole, but get particularly jazzed about cosmology and extragalactic astronomy. When I'm not learning about the universe, I enjoy listening to podcasts, going on walks in my community, and cooking.
  • Tarisa Ross

    Hey everyone! My name is Tarisa Ross and I am a graduate student at North Carolina Central University. My research is focused on planetary science, and astronomy, When I am not working, take care of my plants, play video games, and collect rocks/minerals.
  • Winston Harris

    Hello, I’m Winston Harris. I am a 2020 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, and I absolutely love solving puzzles. I apply that mindset to solving Physics problems and tutoring students in S.T.E.M. classes. Aside from that I also love playing piano, especially when I play with a group.
  • Alyssa Johnson

    Hi, I’m Alyssa Johnson and I am a student at Humboldt State University. In school I tutor physics and work at my favorite place on campus, the library. Outside of school I love going on adventures with friends, painting, experimental filmmaking, reading, biking and hiking.
  • Kimara Pruitt

    Hi, I'm Kimara Pruitt and I am a student from Spelman College who loves learning about math and physics. When I’m not learning, I enjoy tutoring or teaching others. After completing my education, I want to become an educator and a scientist. In my free time I enjoy playing and watching basketball, baseball, and golf.
  • James Turley

    Hello, I'm James Truley a rising senior at Hobart & William Smith Colleges with a major in Physics and a 2nd major in Dance. Last year I was part of our RockSat-C team that studied muons in the Earth's atmosphere through the Colorado Space Grant Consortium. Outside of my studies I am a part of the Colleges' Title IX Student Advisory Board and the Hobart Rugby Club. In my free time I enjoy archery and capoeira.
  • Jacob Brown
  • Nathanael Wilson
  • Nico Cooper
  • Emmanuel Aneke
  • Madison Allen
  • Darion Blakesley
  • Aidan Simpson
  • Anansa  Keaton-Ashanti
  • Cameron T. Jackson
  • Dontae Milner
  • Joann Roberts
  • Jonalyn A. Fair
  • Rebecca Young
  • Dante Jones
  • Gilles Djomani
  • Jess Boyland
  • Tarisa Ross
  • Winston Harris
  • Alyssa Johnson
  • Kimara Pruitt
  • James Turley