About NAC Alums

by Lyndele von Schill last modified Feb 25, 2021

National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) Students

Council of Representatives Application

NAC Council of Representatives for Engagement (CORE)

 

2019 NAC Cohort 2018 NAC Cohort 2017 NAC Cohort
NAC VII Cohort photo 2018 All NAC

NAC V Cohort - 2017
NAV V Cohort - 2017

 

Undergrad & Cohort

Grad School/Employment

Jacqueline Antwi-Danso

Jacqueline Antwi-Danso

Texas Christian University '17

STScI 2016

Mentor: Lou Strolger

Texas A&M, '23

(entered 2017)

PhD Astronomy

Chambliss Award, 229th AAS

Ameer Blake

Ameer Blake

Howard University, 16

NASA GSFC

Mentor: Kartik Sheth

Hampton University

M.S. exp. 2020

Casey Block


 

Bryan Brooks

Brian Brooks

Old Dominion University, '14

STScI, 2014

Mentor: Lou Strolger

STScI, Instruments Division

Tuesday Cabang

Tuesday Cabang

South Carolina State University

Michigan State University, 2020

Mentor: Artemis Spyrou

 

Tierra Candelaria NMT

Tierra Candelaria

College of Idaho '15

Socorro, 2014, 2015

PhD, New Mexico Tech '21

Tiffany Christian NAC V

Tiffany Christian

City College of New York ('17)

Socorro, 2017

Mentor: Amy Kimball

 Northwestern University

PhD, '24

Leonardo Clarke

Leonardo Clarke

University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, '21

UW-Madison

Mentor: Bob Benjamin & Audra Hernandez

 

Peter Doze

Peter Doze

Texas Southern University, '16

Wisconsin-Madison

Mentor: Bob Benjamin

Rutgers, '21

PhD Physics and Astronomy

Alison Erena

Allison Erena

Smith College

University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017,

STSci, 2018

Mentor: Eric Wilcots (UW), Laura Watkins (STScI)


 

Chris Fladd

Christopher Fladd

Piedmont Virginia Community College '18

George Mason, '20 Engineering

NRAO CV, 2018

Mentor: Morgan McLeod

 


 

Lina Florez NAC V

Lina Florez

University of Illinois

Princeton, 2017

Mentor: Michael Strauss

 

Alex Fortenberry

Alex Fortenberry

University of the Virgin Islands, '19

NRAO-CV, 2018

Mentor: Brian Kent and Anja Fourie

 

Charris Gabaldon

Charris Gabaldon

California State - Chico '17

Wisconsin-Madison, 2017

Mentor: Audra Hernandez

Grad school: TBD

Angelina Gallego

Angelina Gallego

Hampton University, '18

Socorro, 2017

Mentor: Lory Wingate

 NAC/NINE Fellow 2018

 

Samantha Garza

Samantha Garza

University of Dallas, 21

UW-Madison, 2018

Mentor: Bob Benjamin

NRAO HQ, 2019

Mentor: Amanda Kepley

 

 

Kevin Gima

Kevin Gima

University of Maryland, '18

Socorro, 2015

Mentor: Betsy Mills


 North Dakota State University, '21

Junellie Gonzales-Quiles

Junellie Gonzales-Quiles

University of Maryland, '19

GSFC, 2015

 

Cee Gould

Cee Gould

UC-Berkeley, '18

NASA GSFC, 2015

Mentor: Tony Venters

 

Elizabeth Guttierez

Elizabeth Gutierrez

University of Texas-Austin, '19

Socorro, 2015

Mentor: Laura Perez

Harvard Banneker, entered 2017

Maryam Hami

Maryam Hami

Whittier College, '17

Charlottesville, 2017

Mentor: Aaron Evans

Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck, Masters Astrophysics, '20

Entered Fall 2017

Sarra Hayoune

Sarra Hayoune

Hudson County CC

Princeton

Mentor:

 

Betsy Hernandez NAC V

Betsy Hernandez

Hunter College of the City College of New York '17

STScI, 2017

Mentor: Lou Strolger

Helen Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History, 2017-2018

Princeton post-baccalaurette program, 2018-2020

Jacquie Hernandez

Texas Christian University, '22

NRAO Socorro

Mentor: Anna Kapinska

 

Ryan Hubbard

Ryan Hubbard

Howard University, '17

Wisconsin-Madison

Mentor: Aleks Diamond-Stanic

University of Michigan, '22

PhD Engineering, Applied Physics

Qiana Hunt

Qiana Hunt

University of Alabama-Huntsville, '16

GSFC, 2015

Mentor: John Hewitt

Princeton Post-Bac, '18

University of Michigan, PhD. Astronomy, '24

Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson

Villanova University, '18

STScI 2016

Mentor: Lou Strolger

Chambliss, 2017

Johns Hopkins

Astronomy PhD program

(entered Fall, 2018)

Kaimi Kahihikolo

Kaimi Kahihikolo

University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2019

Princeton, 2018

Mentor: Josh Winn

 

Bridget Kayetesi

Bridget Kayetesi

Hamilton College, '18

Charlottesville, 2015; STScI 2016

Mentors: Amanda Heiderman, Janice Lee and Dave Thilker

 

Sara Kostmayer

Sara Kostmeyer

Mississippi State University, '22

UW-Madison

Mentor: Kotulla

 

Tamar Lambert-Brown

Tamar Lambert-Brown

University of Maryland, '18

Charlottesville, 2014

Mentors: Aaron Evans, Kartik Sheth

 University of Houston - Clear Lake MS-to-PhD

Nuclear and Particle Physics

(entered Fall, 2019)

Sophie Lebowitz

Sophie Lebowitz

Ohio State University, 2020

NRAO-CV, 2018

Mentor: Bjorn Emonts

 

Kelsey Lund

Kelsey Lund

UC San Diego, 17

Socorro, 2016

NAC/NINE, 2017

Mentor: Chris Hales, Lory Wingate

 North Carolina State University

PhD Physics (2023)

Sinclair Manning NAC V

Sinclaire Manning

Howard University, '15

Charlottesville, 2013, 2014, 2015

Mentor: Kartik Sheth

University of Texas, Austin, '20

2016 NSF Grad Research Fellow

2018 NAC Fellow

Chima McGruder

Chima McGruder

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, '17

STScI 2016

Mentor: Anand Sivaramakrishnan

Harvard University, PhD Candidate, 2023

Entered 2017

NSF Graduate Fellow

NAC Fellow 2018

Myles McKay

Myles McKay

South Carolina State University, '16

Charlottesville, 2014; STScI, 2015

STScI - Hubble WFC3 Team

Mentors: Lou Strolger

University of Washington, '23

entered 2018

Moiya McTier

Moiya McTier

Harvard University, '16

Charlottesville, 2014

Mentor: Kartik Sheth

Chambliss, 2016

Banneker, '15

Columbia University '21

PhD Astronomy

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

NAC Fellow 2018

Moiya McTier website

Stefenie Minto

Stefenie Minto

University of Maryland, '16

STScI 2016

Mentor: Sivaramakrishnan

 

Cecilia Molina

 Cecilia Molina

San Francisco State University, 2019

NRAO-CV

Mentor: Aaron Evans

 

Debora Mroczek

Deborah Mroczek


Michigan State University

 

Michelle Nowling

Michelle Nowling

University of Houston, '17

Charlottesville, 2014, 2015

Mentor: Arielle Moullet, Drew Brisbin

 NASA Johnson Space Flight Center, Flight Controller in Mission Control

Theodore Pena

Theodore Pena

Tufts University, '21

Princeton

Mentor:

 

Adria Peterkin

Adria Peterkin

Howard University, '15

Socorro, 2015

Mentor: Lory Wingate, Demian Arancibia

UC Berkeley College of Engineering, '18

National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Antonio Porras

Antonio Porras

University of N.C. Chapel Hill, 2015

Socorro, 2015

Charlottesville, 2016

Mentor: Aaron Evans


Fisk-Vanderbilt, '18

Vanderbilt, '23

Diana Powell

Diana Powell

Harvard University, '14

Charlottesville, 2013

Mentor: Kartik Sheth

2015 NSF Grad Research Fellowship

University of California, Santa Cruz, '20

PhD Astronomy and Astrophysics

Anya Raj 2017

Anya Raj

University of Washington, '17

Socorro, 2016

Mentor: Lory Wingate

 SwarmFX

Mihika Rao

Mihika Rao (she/hers)

Agnes Scott College, '21

NRAO Charlottesville

Mentor: Dana Balser

Wesley Red NAC V

Wesley Red

South Carolina State University, '18

Charlottesville, 2017

Mentor: Dana Blaser

Viviana Rosero

Viviana Rosero Rueda

New Mexico Tech, '13

Socorro 2013

New Mexico Tech, 2017

PhD Astronomy, 2017

University of Virginia/University of Florida Research Associate, 2018

Danielle Rowland

Danielle Rowland

Columbia University '19, Astrophysics

STScI, 2017

Mentor: Lou Strolger

Helen Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History, 2019-2020

Leiden/ESA Astrophysics Programme for Students (LEAPS) 2019

Chambliss Award, 233rd

Linnea Saby

Linnea Saby

Piedmont Virginia Community College, 2015

Charlottesville, 2015

Mentor: Lory Wingate

University of Virginia, '23

Civil and Environmental Engineering

NAC/NINE

NINE Leadership

Kelly Sanderson NAC V

Kelly Sanderson

Old Dominion University, '17

Wisconsin-Madison, 2017

Mentor: Eric Wilcots


New Mexico State University, 2023

(entered Fall, 2018)

Jafr0Tayar Shabazz

Jafr-Tayar Shabazz

Florida International University, '21

StScI

Mentor: Kottler

 

Jeanine Shea

Jeanine Shea

Bucknell University, '19

Charlottesville, 2016

 

Miona Short

Miona Short

University of Wisconsin, '16

Harvard Banneker, entered 2016

Beverly Thackeray-Lacko

Beverly Thackeray-Lacko

California State University - San Bernadino, '17

Charlottesville, 2015

Mentor: Sabrina Stierwalt

2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

University of Maryland, College Park '23

PhD Astronomy

Brianna Thomas

Brianna Thomas

Howard University

Charlottesville, 2014

Mentor: Kartik Sheth


Banneker Affiliate, '15

University of Washington, PhD Astronomy, '22

Chambliss Award, 229th

Antoine Washington

Antoine Washington

Rutgers University, 2020

Princeton, 2018

Mentor: Jenny Greene

 

Jasmin Washington

Jasmin Washington

University of Virginia

 

Alia Wofford NAC V

Alia Wofford

Elizabeth City State University

Charlottesville, 2016 and 2017

Mentors: Amanda Kepley; Jackie Villadsen

NASA, Winter 2018

Chambliss Honorable Mention, '18

Aara'L Yarber

Aara'L Yarber

Howard University, '16

Charlottesville, 2013, 2014

Mentors: Marcus Alfred, Kartik Sheth

 

Banneker Institute, '15

Pennsylvania State, '22

Fatima Zaidouni

Fatima Zaidouni

fzaidoun@u.rochester.edu

University of Rochester, '20

Princeton

Mentor: Remy Joseph