Jesse Livezey

Jesse is a graduate student in the physics department here at Berkeley. He grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, MI and sometimes misses snowy winters. He worked at a particle accelerator at Cornell University where he studied physics as an undergrad. It was through the PhysTEC program at Cornell that Jesse first developed his interest in teaching. After graduating, he taught physics to premeds at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Doha, Qatar. He was there when they won the World Cup bid and has never seen so many people riding on the top of their SUVs in celebration.

At Berkeley, Jesse is just settling into research. Compass has been a wonderful outlet for his educational interests. Teaching the 2012 summer program: “Can a slinky defy gravity?” was the first major way he participated and now he’s working hard with Punit Gandhi on the Compass Spring 98 course. Jesse is excited for the things to come for the Compass Project!