Krista G. Freeman

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Honors College

After earning her bachelor’s degree in physics in 2011, Krista G. Freeman was accepted into the prestigious Ph.D. program in physics at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) on a research fellowship. She is now beginning her fifth year at CMU, has earned a master’s degree in physics, and is expected to graduate with a Ph.D. in 2017.

Her interdisciplinary research in physical virology has brought her to laboratories in Sweden and Switzerland and she spent two months working in the Physical Chemistry Department at Lund University in Sweden. She is eagerly anticipating a research trip to France in December. Her research has been recognized with a three-year Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation, and an invitation to attend the 2015 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting which brought together 70 Nobel Laureates with 672 young scientists from 88 countries.

Ms. Freeman continues her involvement with CSU through interactive “Physics Fridays” outreach lessons at Campus International School, run by the Society of Physics Students. She recently shared her insights with CSU students and faculty during an invited seminar.