PTYS Graduate Students

Adam Battle (he/him/his)

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Kuiper 331

Maizey Benner (she/her)

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Kuiper 519B
Research advisor(s): Tom Zega
Research interests: Cosmochemistry

Galen Bergsten

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Kuiper 338

Laci Brock

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Kuiper 326
M.S. Applied Physics, 2015, Northern Arizona University
B.S. Interdisciplinary Physics, 2013, Purdue University

Research advisor(s): Travis Barman
Research interests: Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution, Planetary Atmospheres, Science education

Zarah Brown

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Kuiper 316
B.A. Astrophysics and Planetary Science, 2017, University of Colorado

Research advisor(s): Tommi Koskinen
Research interests: Planetary Atmospheres

Rishi Chandra

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Kuiper 331
B.S. Physics, Planetary Science, 2021, University of Illinois

Research interests: Cosmochemistry

Xiaohang Chen

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Kuiper 528
Research advisor(s): Joe Giacalone
Research interests: Solar and Heliospheric Research, Theoretical Astrophysics

Claire Cook (she/her)

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Kuiper 332

Michael Daniel

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Kuiper 519D
Research advisor(s): Jack Holt
Research interests: Planetary Surfaces

Dingshan Deng

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Kuiper 334

Tracy Esman

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Kuiper 326
B.A. Astrophysics, 2015, University of Virginia
MS (en route) Planetary Science, 2018, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Joe Giacalone
Research interests: Planetary Atmospheres, Titan & Outer Solar System, Ionosphere, Magnetic Fields, Plasma and Waves

Rachel Fernandes (she/her)

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Kuiper 324
B.S. Astrophysics and Physics, 2017, University of Cincinnati
MS (en route) Planetary Sciences, 2019, University of Cincinnati

Research advisor(s): Ilaria Pascucci
Research interests: Astrobiology, Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution

Indujaa Ganesh (she/her)

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Kuiper 338
M. Tech Geoinformatics, 2017, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
MS (en route) Planetary Sciences, 2020, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Lynn Carter
Research interests: Planetary Surfaces

Nathan Hadland

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Kuiper 332

Orion Hon (they/them)

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Kuiper 519B
Research advisor(s): Lynn Carter
Research interests: Planetary Surfaces

Rowan Huang (she/her)

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Kuiper 519D
Research advisor(s): Virginia Gulick
Research interests: Planetary Surfaces

Kana Ishimaru

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Kuiper 332
B.S. Earth and Planetary Environmental Science, 2019, The University of Tokyo

Research advisor(s): Dante Lauretta
Research interests: Cosmochemistry, Small Bodies

Rocio Jacobo Bojorquez (she/her)

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Kuiper 331
Research advisor(s): Jack Holt
Research interests: Planetary Surfaces

Cassandra Lejoly

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Kuiper 218
B.S. Astronomy, Mathematics, 2014, University of Arizona
M.S. Applied Physics, 2016, Northern Arizona University

Research advisor(s): Walter Harris
Research interests: Small Bodies

Weigang Liang

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Kuiper 334
Research advisor(s): Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna
Research interests: Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Surfaces

Kiana McFadden

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Kuiper 322
Research advisor(s): Ellen Howell, Lynn Carter
Research interests: Planetary Surfaces, Small Bodies

Allison McGraw

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Kuiper 316
B.S. Geosciences, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Vishnu Reddy
Research interests: Small Bodies, Space Situational Awareness

Robert Melikyan

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Kuiper 528
Research advisor(s): Erik Asphaug
Research interests: Orbital Dynamics, Small Bodies

Tyler Meng

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Kuiper 528
B.S. Geophysics, 2015, Colorado School of Mines

Research advisor(s): Jack Holt
Research interests: Geophysics, Glaciology, Surface Processes

Mackenzie Mills

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Kuiper 316
B.A. Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2020, Johns Hopkins University

Research advisor(s): Alfred McEwen
Research interests: Planetary Analogs, Planetary Geophysics, Planetary Surfaces, Titan & Outer Solar System

Samantha Moruzzi

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Kuiper 320
B.S. Earth and Atmospheric Science, 2020, Cornell University

Research advisor(s): Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna
Research interests: Planetary Analogs, Planetary Geophysics, Planetary Surfaces, Titan & Outer Solar System

Samuel Myers

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Kuiper 331
B.S. Physics, 2016, The University of Idaho
B.S. Mathematics: Quantitative Modeling, 2016, The University of Idaho

Research advisor(s): Ellen Howell
Research interests: Small Bodies

John Noonan

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Kuiper 316
B.A. Astrophysics, 2016, The University of Colorado, Boulder
MS (en route) Planetary Science, 2019, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Walter Harris
Research interests: Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution, Planetary Astronomy, Small Bodies

Patrick O'Brien

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Kuiper 528
Research advisor(s): Shane Byrne
Research interests: Planetary Surfaces, Remote sensing

Maureen Palmer

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Kuiper 322
Research advisor(s): Shane Byrne
Research interests: Astrobiology, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Surfaces

Laura Seifert

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Kuiper 324
Research advisor(s): Tom Zega
Research interests: Cosmochemistry, Planetary Surfaces

Benjamin Sharkey

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Kuiper 316
B.S. Physics, Astrophysics, 2017, University of Minnesota

Research advisor(s): Vishnu Reddy
Research interests: Planetary Astronomy, Planetary Surfaces, Small Bodies
Emileigh Shoemaker

Emileigh Shoemaker

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Kuiper 325
B.S. Physics, 2017, Towson University
MS (en route) Planetary Sciences, 2021, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Lynn Carter
Research interests: Planetary Surfaces, Planetary Analogs, Ground Penetrating Radar, Radar Remote Sensing, Volcanology

Lucas Smith

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Kuiper 338
B.S. Applied Physics, 2020, Appalachian State University

Research advisor(s): Pierre Haenecour
Research interests: Astrobiology, Cosmochemistry

Alessondra "Sondy" Springmann

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Kuiper 322
M.S. Earth & Planetary Science, 2011, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.A. Astrophysics, 2007, Wellesley College
MS (en route) Planetary Science, 2017, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Walter Harris
Research interests: Planetary Astronomy, Small Bodies, Solar and Heliospheric Research, Meteorites, Instrumentation, Planetary Missions, Exploration Science

Amanda Stadermann (she/her/hers)

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Kuiper 318
B.A. Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2016, Washington University in St. Louis
MS (en route) Planetary Sciences, 2019, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Jessica Barnes
Research interests: Cosmochemistry, Lunar Studies, Volcanology, Impact Cratering

Maria Steinrueck (she/her)

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Kuiper 334
M.S. Technical Physics, 2015, Vienna University of Technology
B.S. Technical Physics, 2013, Vienna University of Technology
MS (en route) Planetary Sciences, 2018, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Tommi Koskinen
Research interests: Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution, Planetary Atmospheres

Sarah Sutton

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Sonett 207
B.S. Mathematics, 2008, The University of Arizona
MS (en route) Planetary Science, 2019, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Christopher Hamilton
Research interests: Earth, Lunar Studies, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Surfaces, Small Bodies, Remote Sensing

Harry Tang

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Kuiper 320

Joana Voigt

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Kuiper 318
M.S. Geological Sciences, 2017, Freie Universität, Berlin
B.S. Geological Sciences, 2015, Freie Universität, Berlin
M.S. Planetary Sciences, 2020, The University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Research advisor(s): Christopher Hamilton
Research interests: Earth, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Surfaces, Volcanology

Jada Walters

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Kuiper 326
Zoe Wilbur

Zoe Wilbur

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Kuiper 318
Research advisor(s): Jessica Barnes
Research interests: Cosmochemistry, Lunar Studies, Planetary Analogs