Current Graduate Student

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Wren Suess




I am a second year Berkeley Chancellor's Fellow and NSF Graduate Research Fellow here in the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department. I work with Mariska Kriek using observations of post-starburst galaxies to investigate the formation mechanisms of compact quiescent galaxies.

I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and received a BA in Physics in 2011 (Boulder only gives BS degrees to engineering majors). I worked both with Jeremy Darling to identify OH megamasers in the ALFALFA neutral hydrogen survey and with Marty Snow to model solar extreme ultraviolet irradiance. 

I grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Outside of research and talking about physics, I love to hike, rock climb, read, and bake bread.