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Sarafina Nance is an Astrophysics PhD student and studies supernovae & cosmology. She is 26 years old and a student at UC Berkeley. She is in the news when Google’s CEO Mr Sundar Pichai has tweeted a Comment on one of her posts about scoring Zero in an exam.

Digging into the story Ms Nance, in a tweet, shared her story of having once scored zero in a quantum physics exam to now being part of a “top tier astrophysics Ph.D program” in an example of sheer determination and persistence.

“4 years ago I got a 0 on a quantum physics exam,” wrote Sarafina Nance. “I met with my professor fearing I needed to change my major & quit physics,” she said, before revealing that today she is in a “top tier astrophysics Ph.D program” and has published two papers.

Ms Nance concluded her tweet with an encouraging message: “STEM is hard for everyone-grades don’t mean you’re not good enough to do it.”

Her tweet has received almost 60,000 ‘likes’ in a day,  even “inspiring” Sundar Pichai.

A user said that she was told by an undergraduate professor that she doesn’t have the “brain for science”. Four years later she received her graduate degree in science from Stanford University. Another scientist said that he nearly failed his first year of undergraduation and bombed his GRE but has become the Chief Scientist of Keck now.

“One undergraduate optics exam was so bad I left after 10 minutes without writing anything other than my name. I now have a PhD in applied laser physics and about 17 years experience in optoelectronic sensors. I got there in the end,” said a physicist while another professor wrote, “As an undergrad I got a C+ in plant ecology. I was devastated because that was my major. I talked to the prof who encouraged me to continue.  Got my PhD and have been a plant ecology prof for 20 years. STEM is hard, grades don’t matter as much as determination.”

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Sarafina Nance Wiki, Biography, Age, Height, Husband, Family, Profile

Sarafina NanceBiography & Wiki
Real NameSarafina Nance
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionAstrophysics PhD student
Age26 Years
Date of BirthNot Known
BirthplaceNot Known
HometownNot Known
Zodiac Sign / Sun SignNot Known
Current ResidenceP.O.Box 457 Berkeley, CA 94701
Height and Weight
Height in Centimeters172 cm
Height in Meters1.72 m
Height in Feet/ Inches5′ 8″
Weight in Kilograms67 Kg
Weight in Pounds145 lbs
Other Information
Body MeasurementsNot Known
Bra SizeNot Known
Waist SizeNot Known
Hip SizeNot Known
Hair ColorLight Brown
Eye ColorBrown
Body BuildAverages
EducationGraduate Research Assistant at the University of California Berkeley, Department of Astronomy
Alma MatterUniversity of California, Berkeley
Family Members
FatherNot Known
MotherNot Known
BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known
Other Info
Marital StatusUnmarried
TeachersNot Known
HusbandNot Known
Marriage DateNot Known
SonNot Known
DaughterNot Known
Contact AddressP.O.Box 457 Berkeley, CA 94701

Honors & Awards

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow
  • 2016 UT College of Natural Sciences Commencement Speaker
  • Dean’s Honored Graduate
  • Karl G. Henize Endowed Scholarship
  • University of Texas at Austin Astronomy Department
  • The Karl G. Henize Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior who intends to pursue a graduate career in Astronomy.
  • The Karl G. Henize Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior who intends to pursue a graduate career in Astronomy.
  • Harvard National Collegiate Research Conference Innovation Challenge Winner: Gender Inequality & Educational Opportunity
  • Plenary Speaker at Harvard National Collegiate Research Conference
  • Cox Endowment Undergraduate Excellence Award
    Nomination for the UT Individual Scholastic Achievement Award
  • Alpha Lambda Delta National Honors Society
    Nomination for the National Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Award

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