AGSO

Welcome to the NMSU Astronomy Graduate Student Organization website! The AGSO was created to interface the astronomy graduate students with the more general student organizations (ASNMSU, GSC) and the astronomy department. In this website we’ve compiled advice and information for incoming and current graduate students. Below you will find information on our current grad students. Curious about previous students? Check out the astronomy department alumni page.

 

AGSO Officers

 President  Jodi Berdis
 Vice-President  Emma Dahl
 Secretary  Ethan Dederick
 Treasurer  Laurel Farris
 GSO Representative  Caitlin Doughty
 Cumulative Exam Czar  Rachel Marra
 Website Manager  Laurel Farris
 Tea Time Overlord  Sean Sellers
 Extragalactic Beer Leader  Kathryn Steakley
 Liaison to Undergraduate Affairs  Jeremy Emmett
 Voice of the Universe  Trevor Picard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Minje Beom
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Galaxy, Star formation, Stellar astrophysics

Astronomy Building Room 110 N/A

Education
Photo of Jodi Berdis
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Planetary science; ice spectroscopy; planet/moon habitability

Astronomy Building Room 212 575.646.3000 Personal page

Education
Photo of Drew Chojnowski
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Spectroscopy, emission line stars, AGN, peculiar stars, binary stars

Astronomy Building Room 111 575.646.4813 Personal page

Education
Photo of Emma Dahl
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Planetary science, observational astronomy

Astronomy Building Room 220 575.646.8180 Personal page

Education
Photo of David DeColibus
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Planetary science, outreach

Astronomy Building Room 108 575.646.6328

Education
Photo of Ethan Dederick
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Stellar formation and evolution, planetary interiors, seismology

Astronomy Building Room 209 575.646.7724

Education
Photo of Caitlin Doughty
Graduate Student
Research Areas

galaxies, circumgalactic medium, quasar absorption, numerical simulations

Astronomy Building Room 112 575.646.6399

Education
Photo of Jeremy Emmett
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Planetary Science

Astronomy Building Room 110 575.646.4438 Github page

Education
Photo of Laurel Farris
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Solar astronomy

Astronomy Building Room 219 575.646.7724 Personal Page

Education
Photo of Agnar Hall
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Cosmology

Astronomy Building Room 112 575.646.6339 Linkedin Profile
Photo of Sten Hasselquist
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Galactic kinematics; chemical abundances; stellar populations; dark matter

Astronomy Building Room 107 575.646.6328

Education
Photo of Alec Herczeg
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Time-distance helioseismology, astroseismology, exoplanetary studies

Astronomy Building Room 209 575.646.7724

Education
Photo of Ali Hyder
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Jovian/Saturnian atmospherics, planetary interiors and structures

Astronomy Building Room 209 575.646.7724

Education
Photo of Julie Imig
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Spectroscopy, observational astronomy, stellar populations

Astronomy Building Room 108 575.646.6328

Education
Photo of Lauren Kahre
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Extragalactic; ISM; observational astronomy

Astronomy Building Room 107 575.646.4834 Personal Website

Education
Photo of Sarah Kovac
Graduate Student
Astronomy Building Room 121

Education
Photo of Kristen Luchsinger
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Planetary Science

Astronomy Building Room 209 575.646.7724

Education
Photo of Gordon MacDonald
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Solar flares; space weather

Astronomy Building Room 109 575.646.3409

Education
Photo of Rachel Marra
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Cataclysmic Variables; extragalactic astronomy; LAEs

 

Astronomy Building Room 209 Personal Page

Education
Photo of Rebecca O’Sha
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Time-distance helioseismology, solar physics

Astronomy Building Room 108 Personal Page

Education
Photo of Trevor Picard
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Galaxy Evolution, Stellar Populations, RR Lyrae

Astronomy Building Room 220 (575) 646-8180 (231) 215-3738

Education
Photo of Sam Schonfeld
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Solar physics, Sun-Earth connection, radio observations of the solar atmosphere

Astronomy Building Room 121 575.646.3409

Education
Photo of Sean Sellers
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Solar Flares

Astronomy Building Room 219 Personal Page

Education
Photo of Kathryn Steakley
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Mars atmosphere

Astronomy Building Room 107 575.646.4834 Personal page

Education
Photo of Alexander Thelen
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Planets

Astronomy Building Room 107 575.646.3409

Education
Photo of Carlos Vargas
Graduate Student
Research Areas

Nearby Galaxy Halos, Star Formation, Diffuse ISM, Extra-planar Matter, Radio Astronomy, Image Processing, Observational Techniques

Astronomy Building Room 109 575.646.3409

Education