Kyla Koos is a sophomore Physics and Applied Mathematics double major from Elyria, Ohio. Throughout high school, she was a driven student, going from being recommended for less challenging math and science courses in middle school, to taking a full load of AP Physics and Chemistry courses at Elyria High School and Calculus courses through a local community college her senior year of high school. Studying STEM has been a great influence on Kyla’s life and has played a significant role in shaping who she is today. Currently, Kyla is a teaching assistant and a tutor for three physics courses at BW, a member of the Physics Department Action Team, and the president of the Problem-Solving Club. After participating in independent research, taking inspiration from her professors, and helping others learn physics, she has strong aspirations to earn a PhD in physics, pursue research in Quantum Computing, and become a professor of physics at the university level. Some of Kyla’s lesser-known hobbies are that she enjoys painting, crocheting, and Penny Boarding around campus. Kyla has also been a Lorain County Hungarian Folk Dancer for over 13 years.