Sabrina Pasterski

Hertz Fellow: Sabrina Pasterski

Harvard University

Area of Study

High Energy Physics

Fellowship Years

2015 - present

Sabrina Pasterski is a proud first-generation Cuban-American & Chicago Public Schools alumna who, by 16, had built & flown her own airplane. She became the first MIT freshman named to the NASA January Operational Internship and earned the inaugural MIT Freshman Entrepreneurship Award. After a summer at Phantom-Works, excelling at MIT and being hired by CERN-CMS, she was named a Lindau Nobel Young Researcher. She graduated #1 at MIT-Physics, matriculated into Harvard's PhD program and was awarded her SB while still a teenager. Sabrina was named to Scientific American's 30 under 30 in 2012 as well as the 2015 Forbes 30 under 30 Science list.