Laura is a third-year graduate student at UCLA. Her research focuses on the identification of young stars near the Sun. Specifically, she wants to better understand the evolution of dusty debris disks around these young stars. To do this, she spends much of her time observing with the Shane 3 meter telescope at Lick Observatory and the Keck 10m telescope on Mauna Kea.
She is also very interested in teaching and outreach. This week, she and her fellow outreach volunteers from UCLA will be participating in two outreach events in the local LA community. In addition to tweeting about her research, she will also tweet about fun hands-on astronomy demonstrations you can do with kids of all ages!