Our Stories: Katya, Scholar (2013)

Katya is a Russian immigrant who earned straight A’s in her high school’s International Baccalaureate program, studied neutron stars and confirmed a pulsar discovery with the Pulsar Search Collaboratory, and presented her research on particle kinematics at the American Physical Society’s nuclear physics conference. She plans to study physics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Update: Katya is now in a PhD program at UVA studying Biomedical Engineering in medical imaging.



Esperanza has empowered me academically and emotionally through its incredible support, which is not only financial but also emotional and psychological. My peers amaze and inspire me, and I feel grateful to be part of the Esperanza community.