Maura Kirk '09
Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Pi Sigma (The National Physics Honor Society)
My name is Maura Kirk and I graduated with my BS in Physics in 2009. During my time at Villanova, I had the opportunity to TA labs and tutor students in physics. In the summers I was able to obtain a variety of positions that were all wonderful experiences. I spent a summer working for John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth teaching Algebra to gifted students. I had a summer fellowship with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine for which I worked with medical physicists in Kansas City, Mo and learned about the field that I now plan to make my career. I also did Biophysics research at Lehigh University as part of an REU program. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania working on my Masters in Medical Physics. I do research involving monte carlo simulations in proton radiotherapy at the Robertson Proton Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.