Dianna Cowern

Become YouTube's 'Physics Girl'

Dianna Cowern

Talk: Become YouTube's 'Physics Girl'

Dianna Cowern, known to millions of YouTube viewers as Physics Girl (https://www.youtube.com/user/physicswoman), shares why she is passionate about physics and how she turned that passion into a career as a science communicator on YouTube. Dianna is a science communicator and educator who received her BS in physics from MIT before researching low-metallicity stars at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Dianna pursued her career in STEM outreach at the Reuben H Fleet Science Center and as a physics outreach coordinator at UCSD. Her work on Physics Girl has been featured on the Huffington Post, Slate Magazine, Popular Science, and Scientific American blogs.

Dianna Cowern

Driving tractors on a farm growing up in Hawaii could not have prepared Diana Cowern for the science and engineering work she would later pursue. She researched dark matter with Prof. Jocelyn Monroe at MIT, and low-metallicity stars with Prof. Anna Frebel. Eventually, she exercised the nerdy side of her brain on YouTube as Physics Girl before (and while) heading to UCSD as a science outreach coordinator.