Current Graduate Students




Andrea Antoni

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I am a second-year graduate student in astronomy.  I earned a B.S. in Physics (Astrophysics) with Highest Honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz in August …

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Aliza Beverage

I am a first year graduate student and an NSF Research Fellow in the Berkeley Astronomy department. I am interested in galaxy and evolution, and more specifically, how galaxies …

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Bryan Brzycki

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I am a first-year graduate student in astronomy. I graduated from Harvard University in May 2018 with an A.B. in Astrophysics and Physics. At Harvard, I worked with Dr. John …

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Nick Choksi

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I work on a variety of topics in theoretical astrophysics, including the formation and evolution of planetary systems, clustered star formation and its relation to galaxy …

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Kareem El-Badry

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I'm a fourth-year grad student in astronomy. I work with Eliot Quataert and Dan Weisz on problems in galaxy formation, stellar physics, and Milky Way stellar …

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Jordan Fleming

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I am a graduate student in the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department. I work with Professor Courtney Dressing on exoplanet research. My main interests lie in theoretical …

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Sal Fu

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I am a first-year astronomy graduate student and an NSF fellow. Before coming to Berkeley, I earned my B.S. in Physics at Pomona College, and completed multiple observational …

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Steven Giacalone

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I'm a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley. My research interests mostly involve exoplanets and planetary science. I work with Professor Courtney …

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Deepthi Gorthi

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I am currently a third year graduate student working with Dr. Aaron Parsons on building an FFT Imager for the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array. I am interested in …

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Maude Gull

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I am a first-year graduate student in astronomy (Yay!) and a Cranor Fellow. Before Berkeley, I earned my B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics at MIT in 2019. I worked on a …

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Philipp Kempski

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I am a third-year grad student and currently a Graduate Fellow at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara. I work on a variety of topics in plasma …

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Nicholas Kern

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I am a third-year graduate student working at the interface of theory and observations in 21cm cosmology at the epoch of reionization.

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David Khatami

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I am currently a fourth-year graduate student and NSF graduate fellow in the astronomy department. I am working with Dan Kasen on developing and testing theoretical models of …

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Ellie Kitanidis

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physics grad student studying cosmology

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Alex Krolewski

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I'm a grad student working on cosmology with Martin White and Simone Ferraro at UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.  My primary project is measuring …

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Casey Lam

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I am a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley. I am interested in finding isolated stellar mass black holes in the Milky Way with astrometric …

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Brian Lorenz

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I am a first-year graduate student in astronomy and NSF fellow. I hold a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics from Pomona College, and have worked extensively on measuring the …

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Andrew Mayo

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I'm a 1st year graduate student studying exoplanets at UC Berkeley. I completed my bachelor's degree at Harvard College in 2017 followed by a one year Fulbright …

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Sarafina Nance

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I am a first-year grad student in astronomy. I'm interested in a variety of topics, largely under the umbrella of theoretical astrophysics. I was an undergrad at The …

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Massimo Pascale

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I am a first year graduate student in astronomy and an NSF fellow. I graduated with a B.S. in Astronomy, Physics, and Math and a minor in Computer Science at the University of …

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Kishore Chandra Patra

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A second year graduate student in astronomy, I work with Alex Filippenko on spectropolarimetry of supernovae. I graduated with a B.Sc. in Physics from Massachusetts Institute …

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Abigail Polin

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I am an NSF Graduate Research Fellow working on my PhD at the University of California, Berkeley with my advisors Peter Nugent and Dan Kasen. I am interested in computationally …

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Emily Ramey

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I am a first-year grad student in astronomy and an NSF fellow. I got my Bachelor's degree in Physics and Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis before …

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Ellianna S. Abrahams

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Hi! I am an NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the Astronomy and Statistics Departments at Berkeley. I am interested in variable stellar systems, and I build novel machine …

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Nathan Sandford

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I am a second year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley. I have a deep love for galaxies, big and small, and am particularly interested in how they …

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Wren Suess

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I am an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and Berkeley Chancellor's Fellow here in the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department. I work with Mariska Kriek using observations of …

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Jamie Sullivan

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I am a first-year graduate student and Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow in the Berkeley Astronomy Department. I am interested in theoretical and …

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Emma Turtelboom

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I am a first-year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy. My research interests included exoplanets and planetary science. I graduated from MIT with a B.Sc. in …

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Sergiy Vasylyev

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I am a first year graduate student working on gravitational wave and optical follow-up of compact objects with Alex Filippenko. Specifically, I am searching for Black …

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Keming Zhang

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I’m a 2nd year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley. I received my Bacheler's degree from Columbia University in 2018 where I worked with …

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Tom Oriyan Zick

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I'm Lawrence Graduate Fellow at UC Berkeley focused on connecting low and high redshift observations to learn about extreme star formation in the early Uiverse. I use state …

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