John Bochanski is an Assistant Profesor of Physics at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. His astronomy research is focused on using cool stars (both dwarfs and giants) to understand the structure and dynamics of the Milky Way. John has primarily used survey data, including the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, 2MASS, UKIDSS and others. In addition to his survey work, John helped build and commission FIRE, an IR spectrograph on the Magellan telescopes. John also periodically writes for Sky & Telescope.