Graduate Students

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Natasha Abrams


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I am an astrophysics PhD student and Berkeley Fellow at UC Berkeley searching for black holes via microlensing. I am working with Prof. Jessica Lu on photometric microlensing with large surveys, astrometric microlensing, and understanding how binaries impact our statistical understanding of the events we discover. I completed my Bachelor of Arts at Harvard University in 2021 in Astrophysics and Physics. As an undergraduate, I primarily worked with Prof. Christopher Stubbs on microlensing with the Vera C. Rubin Observatory and searching for black hole – variable star binaries via the Light Travel Time Effect. Outside of research I enjoy choral singing, playing board games, and reading fantasy books.