Dianna Cowern


Dianna Cowern is a popular science communicator who has previously served as the outreach coordinator for the Cool Star Lab and the UCSD Physics Department. Born and raised in Hawaii, Dianna earned Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Computer Science from MIT, and conducted research in dark matter with Prof. Jocelyn Monroe and low-metallicity stars with Prof. Anna Frebel. She interned at General Electric as a Software Engineer designing mobile apps, before diving into to science outreach as an coordinator at UCSD. She is an award-winning science communicator, winning the 2014 Flame Challenge and the inaugural La Jolla Community Foundation award for Beach Physics. She has been featured locally for her outreach work, but is most famous for her extremely popular YouTube channel Physics Girl.