Sam in front a building with a sign reading "science"

Sam Gilinsky is an electrical, computer and energy engineering graduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder. He grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in physics and astronomy from Northern Arizona University. His interest in optics first began at a summer internship at Los Alamos National Lab, where he worked on time-resolved pump probe spectroscopy of 2D materials. In his free time he likes to hike with his dog, play the bass guitar, ski, and play video games.