Mariangela Lisanti is an Associate Professor of Physics at Princeton University. She graduated with a B.A. from Harvard in 2005 and received her Ph.D. from Stanford in 2010. Lisanti then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science in 2013 and has been on the physics faculty at Princeton since then. She is a theoretical particle physicist by training, and her research focuses on the nature of dark matter. Lisanti’s work tends to be highly interdisciplinary and often incorporates ideas from astrophysics and data science. Currently, her research focuses on how variations of the Cold Dark Matter paradigm affect galactic and sub-galactic scale observables. Her group is designing and running dedicated numerical simulations and also working on a variety of data analysis studies.