I'm a 4th year graduate student from Rutgers University. I work on CMS where I search for signs of supersymmetry in associated higgs production. I've been at FermiLab for the last ten months and was at CERN before that. I expect to be here for at least another year. I'm running because I want to improve the quality of life at FermiLab in the following ways:
- Build a strong community of students and post-docs that creates a web of professional contacts and personal friendships through community events.
- Help out those new in town or new to the country to get to know the area, and take care of all those new-in-town needs. Physics is hard enough without the disorientation of a new place and a new set of faces.
- Help reduce the learning curve for students entering the field establishing programs to teach the tools we all use. Most of us have had to re-discover how to use Root, CRAB, dCache and many other tools that should just be taught. This is an enormous drain on our community, costing several hundred hours of wasted effort per person, years of inefficient, and considerable grant funding.