Leigh Ann Kesler, NSE Communication Fellow 2015-2018

NSE Communication Fellow 2015-2018
now Research And Development Engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Leigh Ann joined the Comm Lab during her third year of graduate school, inspired by the quals workshop developed by the original team of Fellows. She completed her PhD research with Profs. Dennis Whyte and Zach Hartwig, where she developed a technique for using ion beam analysis to monitor high-Z surfaces inside a tokamak. After her PhD, she performed postdoctoral research developing facilities for proton irradiation of high-temperature superconductors. Now, she works as a freelance science consultant and writer, a role which allows her to continue contributing to the Comm Lab as a communication strategy expert, in addition to exploring interesting experimental science.