Ryne Dingler is a Texas local from Weatherford. He graduated University of Texas at Arlington with a Physics BS in 2019 adding minors in astrophysics and math. He is an alumnus of the Louis Stokes Association for Minority Participation and UTA’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program as well as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. His undergraduate research involved topics in astrophysics utilizing data from Chandra and the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) as well as neutrino physics in collaboration with the Neutrino Experiment with Xenon TPCs (NEXT). As a graduate student, his interests are aimed towards rare particle detection and astronomical observation as a means of studying cosmological phenomena. During his spare time, he enjoys cooking, playing the trumpet and ukulele, and watching comedies and animations. He loves music (mostly metal), spicy food, grilled meat, his family and fiancée, teaching, and, of course, physics!