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Natasha Batalha

Education:

B.A., Physics, Cornell University; Ph.D., Astronomy & Astrophysics, and Astrobiology, Pennsylvania State University

Dissertation:

A Synergistic Approach to Interpreting Planetary Atmospheres

Thesis Advisor:

Steinn Sigurdsson, Professor of Astronomy and James Kasting, Professor of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University

Research Topic:

Exoplanets in the Era of JWST and WFIRST

Mentor:

Jonathan Fortney, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz

Current Position:

President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz

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