Dr. Maggie Morscher completed her Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University in June 2015. In her research, she developed computer simulations to study the dynamical evolution of populations of black holes in dense star clusters, which are groups of millions of stars bound together by their own gravity. Along the way, Maggie taught in high school classrooms for two years as an NSF GK-12 fellow (Reach for the Stars), and then took on a leadership position within the program. Maggie is an alum of Northwestern's RSG research communication training program, and loves to help other scientists become better science communicators. She developed a new outreach program, GS3, which provides opportunities for Northwestern graduate students to practice their communication skills by presenting their research to local STEM high school teachers. When she's not thinking about science, Maggie likes to have fun in the outdoors - from playing kickball to hiking in the woods.