Alex Hagen was born and raised in Sacramento, California. He is currently a graduate student at Pennsylvania State University, where he works on galaxies. Mostly faint, fuzzy, far-away ones. He is a part of the HETDEX project which will measure the evolution of dark energy in the early universe. His wife Lea is also a graduate student in Astronomy & Astrophysics and she works with the Swift Satellite. Alex and Lea enjoy cooking, local food, and are also active in the State College Presbyterian Church. Alex is also a big fan of coffee, webcomics, and sports.
The other 51 weeks of the year, you can find Alex at @astrophysicalex