Wendy Crumrine

PhD Student

After receiving her Bachelor's from Harvard in psychology and making a career in teaching and education, Wendy was drawn back into her own academic pursuits with the hope of fulfilling a childhood dream. In 2020, she received a Masters in physics & astronomy at SFSU, where she worked as the departmental Cal-Bridge Tutor while researching under Dr. Joseph Barranco—using computational fluid dynamics to model planetesimal formation.

She began her PhD studies in August of 2021, joining Vera Gluscevic’s research group to explore cosmological theories in which dark matter interacts with Standard Model particles. She is currently working to put constraints on dark matter interactions with radiation in the early Universe (photons and neutrinos) using Milky Way satellite abundance data.