Local Organizing Committee, June 2016 National Workshop

Ben Cook

Ben Cook

Graduate Student

Ben entered the Ph.D. program in Astronomy at Harvard in 2014, after completing his undergraduate work in Astrophysics at Princeton.  His main scientific focus is on the formation and evolution of galaxies.... Read more about Ben Cook

Rodrigo  Garcia

Rodrigo Garcia

Grad Student, Neuroscience, MIT

My research is focused on both translational and basic science. I have investigated potential therapeutics for Rett Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder that primarily affects girls. Of equal interest has been exploring the role of the non-neuronal brain cells called astrocytes to the function of the normal and diseased brain.... Read more about Rodrigo Garcia

Susanna Kohler

Susanna Kohler

Science Highlights Editor, American Astronomical Society
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Astronomy
ComSciCon Co-founder

I received my PhD from University of Colorado Boulder in 2014, with my dissertation work spanning two fields: high-energy astrophysics and science...

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Shannon M.  Morey

Shannon M. Morey

Teacher, Abbott Lawrence Academy
ComSciCon Co-founder

Shannon is a chemist, a leader in K12 STEM education, and one of the founding members of the ComSciCon organizing team.  Shannon teaches physics and...

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Nathan E. Sanders

Nathan E. Sanders

ComSciCon & Astrobites Co-Founder
Harvard Astronomy PhD
Applied Statistician & Data Scientist

As a Ph.D. student in Astronomy at Harvard University, Nathan helped to develop and lead a variety of science education and outreach programs, including Astrobites and ComSciCon,  to foster interest in astronomy and related disciplines at all age levels.... Read more about Nathan E. Sanders