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Recent Graduates

Graduates from iPLEX departments move on to prestigious positions as postdocs, researchers, lecturers, and professors. For a more comprehensive list of alumni and their current positions visit the EPSS, Astronomy Division, or AOS department listings.

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  • Matthew Walker
  • PhD, 2017
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Jonathan Mitchell
  • Current Position: Researcher
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  • Junko Isa
  • PhD, 2017
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: John Wasson, Kevin McKeegan
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Kyushu University
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  • Alexander Grannan
  • PhD, 2017
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Jonathan Aurnou
  • Current Position: Researcher
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  • Ivy Curren
  • PhD, 2016
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: An Yin
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Weizmann Institute of Science
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  • Christopher Snead
  • PhD, 2016
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Kevin McKeegan
  • Current Position: Assistant Professor, Texas State University
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  • Patrick Boehnke
  • PhD, 2016
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: T. Mark Harrison
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago
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  • Laura Vican Haney
  • PhD, 2016
  • Dept: Physics and Astronomy
  • Advisor: Ben Zuckerman
  • Current Position: Teacher, Sequoyah High School
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  • Jonathan Cheng
  • PhD, 2015
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Jonathan Aurnou
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Eindhoven University of Technology
harju
  • Ellen Harju
  • PhD, 2015
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Kevin McKeegan, Ed Young
  • Current Position: Adjunct Faculty, Pasadena City College
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  • Carolyn Crow
  • PhD, 2015
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Kevin McKeegan
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
naidu
  • Shantanu Naidu
  • PhD, 2015
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Jean-Luc Margot
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
scully
  • Jennifer Scully
  • PhD, 2015
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: An Yin
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
watkins
  • Jessica Watkins
  • PhD, 2015
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: An Yin
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech
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  • Beth Ann Bell
  • PhD, 2014
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: T. Mark Harrison
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA
fang
  • Julia Fang
  • PhD, 2013
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Jean-Luc Margot
  • Current Position: Researcher, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
nugent
  • Carolyn Nugent
  • PhD, 2013
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Jean-Luc Margot
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow, NASA/JPL
abbott
  • Sunshine Abbott
  • MS, 2012
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Mark Harrison
  • Current Position: PhD student, Univ. of London
crossfield
  • Ian Crossfield
  • PhD, 2012
  • Dept: Physics and Astronomy
  • Advisor: Brad Hansen
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow, Max Planck Institut fur Astronomie
hartinger
  • Michael Hartinger
  • PhD, 2012
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Vassilis Angelopoulos, Mark Moldwin
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral scholar, Univ. of Michigan
kissinger
  • Jenni Kissinger
  • PhD, 2012
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Vassilis Angelopoulos, Robert McPherron
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow, Goddard Space Flight Center
siegler
  • Matthew Siegler
  • PhD, 2012
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: David Paige
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher, NASA/JPL
stevenson
  • Rachel Stevenson
  • PhD, 2012
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: David Jewitt
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow, NASA/JPL
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  • Chris Crockett
  • PhD, 2011
  • Dept: Physics and Astronomy
  • Advisor: James Larkin
  • Current Position: US Naval Observatory, freelance science writer
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  • Beth Klein
  • PhD, 2011
  • Dept: Physics and Astronomy
  • Advisor: Michael Jura
  • Current Position: Research scientist, UCLA
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  • Colleen Milbury
  • PhD, 2011
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Gerald Schubert
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher, Laboratoire de Planetologie et Geodynamique
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  • David Rodriguez
  • PhD, 2011
  • Dept: Physics and Astronomy
  • Advisor: Benjamin Zuckerman
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher, Univ. de Chile
smith
  • Rachel Smith
  • PhD, 2011
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Edward Young
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher, Caltech
soderlund
  • Krista Soderlund
  • PhD, 2011
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Jonathan Aurnou
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow, Univ. of Texas
dyl
  • Kathryn Dyl
  • PhD, 2010
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Edward Young
  • Current Position: Research fellow, Curtin University
hayne
  • Paul Hayne
  • PhD, 2010
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: David Paige
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral scholar, Caltech
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  • Steven Joy
  • PhD, 2010
  • Dept: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Advisor: Margaret Kivelson
  • Current Position: Manager, Dawn Science Center, UCLA