Josephine Y.


As an elementary schooler, Josephine learned about gravity, air pressure, and space food at the Smithsonian Air and Space museum in DC, and she has orbited the sciences since. Though initially interested in chemistry, she went on to double-major in physics and mathematics at MIT, graduating in 2020 with a 4.9/5.0 GPA. Josephine is now an Applied Physics PhD Student at Stanford University, where she hopes to uncover the mechanisms which govern material properties through theoretical research in condensed matter. 

Josephine has been tutoring in STEM for five years, working with students ranging from elementary schoolers to undergraduate seniors. While she loves working in all things math and physics, Josephine especially enjoys the intricacies of linear algebra, probability, and quantum mechanics. She also has experience test preparation for the ACT Math section and is passionate about improving scientific writing. As a woman who has been blessed with supportive mentors, Josephine hopes to serve as that role model for other young women in STEM. 

Outside of academics and tutoring, Josephine loves to sing, run, and cook. She has fond memories of singing a cappella with the MIT Muses in undergrad and looks forward to joining a hiking group at Stanford.



Education & Qualifications
  • Stanford University, PhD Student in Applied Physics

  • Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, BS in Physics and Mathematics

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics