Brianna Billingsley (she/her) is a graduate of the 2019 VIH cohort through which she studied Mandarin Chinese in Shanghai, China and looked at the difference in educational standards between the US and China. Brianna is a senior at Washington & Jefferson College pursuing a Bachelor's degree in physics with two minors in Chinese and mathematics. After graduation she plans on attending graduate school for a PhD in physics.
She is currently working on a remote research project with the University of California, Davis where she uses Monte Carlo coding methods to calculate physical properties of geometrically different crystal lattices at varying temperatures. On her campus, she is the president of Society of Physics Students and the Chief Learning Officer of her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. Outside of class, she enjoys painting and playing music.