LaToya Anderson is an associate research analyst for the Center for Computational Quantum Physics at the Flatiron Institute. She is particularly interested in using software engineering design and computationally efficient approximation techniques to solve the quantum many-body problem. She comes from an applied physics background as a former physical chemistry research assistant and an environmental science research assistant. Anderson serves as an environmental educator for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and a CUNY Urban Ecology instructor for the STEM Academy at College Now. She has received numerous awards and competes as a masters athlete in Olympic weightlifting. She is currently pursuing double majors in physics and computational mathematics at Brooklyn College.