University of Chicago
Hope Bretscher, from Ballwin, Missouri, is a fourth year physics major and human rights minor at the University of Chicago. Hope runs on varsity cross country and track at UChicago and leads the campus Women in Science organization. Hope is very active in the south Chicago community, serving on the Faith in Action team at Urban Village Church and in the Prayers for a Trauma Center civic action group. During college, she has been actively engaged in scientific research, studying lithium ion batteries under Professor Axelbaum at Washington University, and is currently researching Diamond Nitrogen Vacancies under Professor David Awschalom.