Two assistant professors in the Washington State University Department of Physics and Astronomy have been named Women of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.
The award was presented to Vivienne Baldassare and Anya Guy for their work contributing to the region through their professional endeavors, commitment to their community, and willingness to lead. The Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho spans 29 counties covering 65,000 square miles, serving over 3,000 girls.
Before joining WSU faculty in 2020, Baldassare was a NASA Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Astronomy at Yale University, where she led the discovery of what was then the smallest known super black hole.
Guy implements research-based instructional practices in undergraduate physics at WSU. She completed resident studies at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.