Merritt Moore

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am aPhysicist/Ballerina. I graduated with in Physics from Harvard and graduated with a PhD in Atomic and Laser Physics from the University of Oxford. I also am a professional ballet dancer formerly with the Zurich Ballet, Boston Ballet, English National Ballet, and Norwegian National Ballet. I dream of going to moon and work on dancing with robots.

What makes you smile?

Phone calls with my sister :)!

What can we do to support others during this time?

In everything I do (even before Covid 19), I always think how can my actions help others. It gives me energy and purpose behind everything I do. So especially now during this time, be the one that brings hope and energy to those who are dear to you.

What have you been doing? (Any tips/ advice for isolation)

Brainstorming new projects, exercising daily (long walks and ballet classes in my room), catching up with friends, writing.

Shoutout to someone

Shoutout to my "adopted" London family who have been so incredibly supportive and generous throughout my PhD. They are absolutely wonderful and I've been hanging out with them during this period of lockdown.