Ph.D., Planetary Scientist, Science communicator in Pasadena, California
Stephanie Hamilton, Ph.D., is a planetary scientist and freelance science communicator based in Pasadena, California. She spent her doctoral career at the University of Michigan discovering and studying new objects in the Kuiper Belt region of the Solar System using a Chile-based project called the Dark Energy Survey. During her degree, she discovered the wonderful world of science communication and has spent the past several years writing about and presenting science to diverse audiences, while simultaneously training other researchers to do the same. She co-founded ComSciCon-Michigan and currently serves on ComSciCon's Leadership Team as the Write-a-thon lead and Editor-in-Chief of the organization's blog, ComSciConversation. When she’s not thinking about and sharing science, she can probably be found reading a book, hiking, rock climbing, or just generally enjoying the outdoors.