I am interested in pursuing an IDM in Physics and Computer Science
I will gladly eat some Nutella or a Bounty bar, but I will never eat a plain chocolate bar (unless it's white chocolate).
Hey! My name is Arianna Dwomoh and I am the eldest twin of Ghanaian immigrants. I was born in Luton, England, but I have spent most of my life in Raleigh, NC. Growing up, I was equally interested in every subject I came across. Sometimes I would enjoy writing stories, building bridges out of LEGOs, or solving a multiplication worksheet in less than a minute. It wasn't until the end of my high school career that I discovered the beauty of physics and computer science, and their exciting and intricate convergence.
I didn’t take my first physics class until my junior year of high school. I just moved to a new school and I had never heard good things about physics, so I was extremely nervous when I stepped into the classroom for the first time. By the end of the course, I was hungry for more! The class wasn't necessarily easy, or something that I naturally excelled at. But I persisted. I saw my teacher before class or during lunch. I completed practice problems for extra credit. I took part in study groups as much as possible. I passed the class and immediately took another physics class. In Computational Physics, I fell even more in love. I was introduced to computer science for the first time and love how I was able to model various physics equations. As a visual learner, I found exactly what I needed to make the confusing sections of physics appear simple. During my senior year of high school, I had the privilege to conduct research at Duke University. There, I used what I learned in class to statistically analyze cosmological data.
In my free time, I love to bake sweet treats, plan spreads in my bullet journal, play tennis with friends, and volunteer! I usually spend my time empowering young girls in the local Durham area as we explore areas such as identity, mental health, and body positivity!
In the future, I hope to further explore physics and computer science whether that be through the industry or research.
The SPIRE Fellows program brings together a group of like-minded, but incredibly diverse peers in STEM. I have the access to so many amazing resources, such as tutors, mentors, and advisors. Additionally, as a part of SPIRE, I am able to take risks, be passionate, and most importantly have fun. I am extremely grateful to be a part of this program!