Anna Roche is a doctoral student in the Department of Physics. She grew up in Seattle, and graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Comprehensive Physics and a minor in Mathematics. Awarded the DAAD German Academic Departmental Exchange scholarship, she worked in the Chatterjee Solid State Spectroscopy Lab at Justus-Liebig Universität. Her research interests are in experimental condensed matter physics, particularly highly correlated systems, magnetism, and low dimensional materials. Anna has worked extensively to support women in science and minority physicists. She enjoys backpacking, reading, and gardening.