Graduate Students

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Anna Pusack


I’m a second-year grad student working with Jessica Lu.


I graduated from the University of Colorado – Boulder in 2020 where I conducted research on Parker Solar Probe data, looking specifically at dust impacts on the spacecraft to deduce properties of the near-Sun dust environment. Papers can be seen in Pusack, et al (2021) and Szalay et al (2021). I also hold BAs in Philosophy and East Asian Studies from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

Currently, I am in Jessica Lu’s MuLab group, using JWST/NIRSpec IFU spectra to find black holes in binary systems in the Galactic Center. I have experience with the JWST pipeline, spectral reduction, and data visualization.