Abby Schmid is a Ph.D. student in Engineering Science, in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research is focused on data-driven modeling and uncertainty quantification for multiscale materials via laser ultrasonics. She is also an LGBT Tech PATHS Grant recipient and mentee. She received her B.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Chicago. Outside of research, she enjoys skiing, hiking, and traveling.