|1. Tell us about the first time you heard about quantum?|
The first time I heard about Quantum was in 1995, when I read a book by American Physicist and Nobel Laureate Murray Gell-Man called the Quark and the Jaguar. It completely disrupted my paradigm of what reality is and anchored in a curiosity and passion for “quantum” that burns bright to this very day. (Please see this online review of the Quark and the Jaguar from Physics Today in 1994.)
2. What made you interested in this space?
My desire to understand how everything in the universe operates at the most minute level, which informs the fabric of reality, inspired this interest.
3. What are you excited to see happening with quantum?
Biology was my best subject in high school and it prompted me to study Pre-Med for a year before I became obsessed with Linguistics, so I would have to say advances in quantum biology and discoveries in the domain of quantum consciousness. I am excited to see how quantum computing, quantum sensors, and nanotechnology can cast a brighter light on the nature of consciousness and its connections to neurobiology.
4. What do you think everyone should know about this industry?
Besides programming eye tracking experiments as an undergrad and graduating cum Laude in Psycholinguistics, much of my life was spent in the Arts before I moved into mentoring on High Performance and Innovation, so I strongly think anyone who is curious should explore quantum full out because quantum is for EVERYONE!
In addition, I feel with my background in Humanities (as opposed to traditional STEM education) that it is my role as a quantum adoption strategist to lower the barrier to learning about Quantum computing and quantum technologies by directing the curious to the experts I most admire and closely follow.