Jes Sherman


I am queer and I am a chemist-turned-engineer. //

My PhD is in materials chemistry, and after grad school I decided I liked light more than matter, so now I characterize and design tunable lasers. I’m quietly bi and nonbinary/femme, so it’s always been easy for me to hide behind what people assume about me. My sister recently came out as trans—she is the one who inspired me to submit my story.