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"For thesis topic, “Probing New Physics Using Initial State Radiation Jets at the Large Hadron Collider.”"Background:
Cristina Mantilla Suarez is a Lederman Fellow at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. She completed her undergraduate degree in physics at the National Polytechnic School in Quito, Ecuador, in 2016 and received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2020, under the supervision of Prof. Petar Maksimovic. As a graduate student she was supported by the URA Visiting Scholars program (2017) and the LHC Physics Center Graduate Scholars program at Fermilab (2019). Her research focuses on measuring the properties and couplings of the Higgs boson at high-energy colliders, and expanding the search for particle dark matter to lower masses and lower couplings at high-intensity accelerator experiments.