Dianna Cowern has a physics degree from MIT, was a research fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and was an outreach coordinator at the University of California at San Diego’s Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences research unit. While an app developer at GE she made her first science videos.
She won the top video prize from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University and soon committed to the Physics Girl YouTube channel full-time. She was born May 4, 1989, and raised in Hawaii. She was inspired by Physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and became interested in communicating science.
Her time is split between writing, filming, and producing content for her YouTube channel; and public speaking engagements at conferences, universities, classrooms, and further afield. She lives in San Diego and loves to get out on the water surfing.