Hichem Bouchamaoui

Physics PhD Student

My name is Hichem Bouchamaoui and I am a third year graduate student in Physics. I am the treasurer of Women in STEM Leadership Council and have been a member since my first year at Princeton University. I am also involved with other diversity and inclusion programs on campus. I am the treasurer of the Princeton Physics Ambassadors program that aims to support undergraduates applying to physics graduate school, with a focus on underrepresented minorities. I am also part of the physics department’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiative where I am a member of the Graduate Matters working group. Finally, I am the coordinator of a workshop called “Respect is Part of Research”, which I put together over the past two years and offered to first and second years in the physics department this Spring. This is an in-person workshop where we discuss respect and safety using case studies, with a focus on how to deal with sexual violence and sexual harassment as a Princeton physics graduate student. I hope to expand this workshop to other departments in the future.