LaToya Anderson is a rising junior at Brooklyn College who double majors in physics and computational math. She is particularly interested in how software engineering design and computationally efficient approximation techniques can be used to solve the quantum many-body problem. She comes from an applied physics background as a former physical chemistry research assistant who focused on building a mathematical model of the interphase of ideal solutions and as an environmental science research assistant to study the impact of nitrogen pollution in Jamaica Bay through chemical and physical analyses. She also serves as an environmental educator for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and as a CUNY Urban Ecology instructor for the STEM Academy at College Now. She has won awards such as the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Grant and the Harold and Carolyn Krouse Award to support her academic journey and the Michael T. Dalton Award for her work in Jamaica Bay. In her spare time, she serves as the STEM Ambassador for the AAUW to support its mission to increase girl’s and young women’s engagement and success in STEM and competes as a masters athlete in Olympic weightlifting. Her mentors are CCQ’s James Smith and Timothy Berkelbach.