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Jessica Eskew

Graduate Student, Interdisciplinary Plasma Lab, Auburn University

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About Jessica

I am a first year Ph.D. student at Auburn University studying plasma physics, specifically energetic particle transport in magnetized plasma. I am originally from Atlanta, GA and completed my B.S. in Physics with a concentration on Astrophysics at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  I taught High School Physics for a year after completing my undergraduate degree. My research background includes astrophysics (Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, LIGO) and high-energy nuclear particle physics (Cosmic Rays, NPG @ GSU). I am passionate about Nuclear Fusion and broader impact. Apart from research, I also work on the APS PhysicsQuest kits for middle and high school classrooms. When I’m not in full physics mode I love to be outside, exercise, read and spend time with my family and friends.


2023 - International Fusion Research on Burning Plasma Physics Fund (IFRBPP) Recipient

2020 - APS DPP Student Participation Grant

2018 - APS DNP Student Participation Grant

2018 - GSU University Assistantship

2018 - GSURC 2nd Place Oral Presentation, Natural Sciences

2018 - NCR Scholar

2017-2020 - Hope Scholarship


Plasma Physics, Auburn University


Physics - Astrophysics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 12/2020

Interested in
  • Mentoring
  • Science Outreach
  • Consulting
  • DEI/STEM Community Engagement
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