The talk will be given remotely, people are welcome to attend virtually or in-person. The Zoom link is: https://csustan.zoom.us/my/physicswing
As an undocumented minor growing up in California in the 1990s, there were limited opportunities for higher education for me until the passage of AB540. Being able to pay in-state tuition, getting state scholarships and working part time, I funded my own education with a BS in Physics in 2006, obtaining my citizenship in 2008, and PhD in Experimental Particle Physics in 2013. Due to my lack of time management and shyness for asking for help, I did not get an offer to graduate school initially. As opportunities arises, I had the chance to work in many research fields: Quantum Optics, Seismology, Experimental Particle Physics, Science Education and Atmospheric Science with many adventures on the way.