Maria Drout is a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at Harvard University, having completed a Masters in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge in 2011. Her main research interests include Stellar Evolution, Stellar Populations, and Stellar Death.
She currently works with Alicia Soderberg at Harvard University examining the properties of Type Ibc supernovae and other unusual transients found in the PanSTARRS survey. She also collaborates with Phil Massey at Lowell Observatory using Yellow Supergiants to test the current models of massive star evolution and. During her undergraduate at the University of Iowa she worked with Cornelia Lang on the magnetized structure of the Galactic Center.