Photo credit: James Balog, Chasing Ice
PhD Candidate, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, University of Washington
My research is supported by the National Science Foundation through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program. I am also supported by the NASA Astrobiology Institute, and receive professional mentorship and support from the MS PHD'S program.
I am heavily involved in outreach, particularly to audiences traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. I am part of the AAS Astronomy Ambassadors Program, and the Pre-Major in Astronomy Program for undergraduates at the University of Washington. I'm a member of the Social Action for a Grassroots Astrobiology Network (S.A.G.A.N.). I also present planetarium shows to the public in our new digital UW planetarium.
In addition to being an astronomer and an astrobiologist, I'm also a classically-trained actor and violinist, and work to develop innovative ways to communicate science to the public using theater.
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Mail: Box 351580, UW, Seattle, WA 98195-1580;    Email: aomawa (at) astro.washington.edu;    Fax: 206-685-0403