Nicole Sharp's bio

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Image: Nicole Sharp is a graduate of Frostburg State University of Maryland.
Image: Nicole Sharp was a nuclear researcher at the USA Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
Image: Nicole Sharp was the Executive Vice President of the USA Democratic National Committee Young Democrats of Maryland LGBT Caucus.

Nicole Sharp (Ruiz) is a student, author, and disabled queer Latina transgender activist in Appalachian Maryland, United States of America (USA). She completed her Baccalaureate of Science (BSc) degree at Frostburg State University (FSU) of Maryland in 2013 with interdisciplinary foci in Physics and the Anthropology of Gender. Her undergraduate capstone course at Frostburg State University was in the historical anthropology of gender and sexual minorities in Appalachia. While a Physics Major, she participated in a USA National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the USA Department of Energy Office of Science Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), assisting on the team that eventually discovered the first evidence of hybrid mesons (exotic mesons beyond the traditional quark model). In 2011, she was nominated and elected to the position of Executive Vice President of the USA Democratic National Committee (DNC) Young Democrats of Maryland (YDM) LGBT Caucus, where she served until 2012, representing the interests of Maryland's LGBT citizens under the age of thirty-five (35). Other interesting experiences of Nicole Sharp while at Frostburg State University included working with an atomic force microscope, deejaying at the local radio station and for university events, writing for the university newspaper, taking dance classes, and participating in the university's annual Appalachian Festival. Nicole Sharp is also the recipient of Sigma Pi Sigma (ΣΠΣ) USA National Honors in Physics and Kappa Mu Epsilon (ΚΜΕ) USA National Honors in Mathematics.

Outside of academia, Nicole Sharp enjoys science fiction, world music, and hiking at her local state parks in the Appalachian Mountains.