Physics and Astronomy Student Liaisons

Physics Department

Chris Wang ’25

Pronouns: he/him

Chris is a sophomore Astrophysics major from Hong Kong SAR, also studying Chemistry and Mathematics. He is primarily interested in high-energy astrophysics. In his spare time, Chris enjoys landscape photography, being active, and playing piano and cello.

Collins Kariuki ’24

Pronouns: he/him

Collins is a junior Computer Science and Physics double major from Nairobi, Kenya. He is interested in condensed-matter physics, in particular, superconductivity and its applications. Moreover, Collins has a strong passion for physics education and mentorship. On campus you can find him playing soccer and ultimate frisbee, going to the gym and listening to a wide array of music (including old Samba, African folk music etc).

Kendra Nguyen ’24

Pronouns: Any

Kendra is a junior majoring in Astrophysics and hoping to minor in Politics. Their main interest is exoplanets, so they can’t tell you what constellations are above, but they can tell you about other worlds. When they aren’t in Estella, you will probably run into them on their walks around campus. Outside of Physics, they love the arts.

Necdet Canim ’25

Pronouns: he/him

Necdet is a Turkish Pomona College sophomore who plans to double major in Physics and Math. Biking is his favorite hobby, and he loves anything that involves space and aliens. So far, he has been to a total of 17 countries.

Pei Qin ’23

Pronouns: she/her

Pei is a Physics Major (Astrophysics track) from Shanghai, China who’s passionate about physics education and outreach. Fun fact: She studies the cosmos during the day and moonlight as a theater enthusiast (or is the other way around?). Whenever you see her around campus, feel free to come say hi!

Yaru Luo ’24

Pronouns: she/her/她

Ru is a Physics and English double major from Staten Island, NY. On campus, you can usually find her drumming in Thatcher, reading in the Women’s Union, eating cookies at Collins dining hall, or picnicking with her friends.