Marina Kounkel

Western Washington University, Postdoctoral Scholar

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Education:

  • 2012-2017: PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI
    Thesis: Distances, Kinematics, And Structure Of Nearby Star-Forming Regions
    Advisor: Lee Hartmann
  • 2008-2012: B.S. in Astrophysics, Summa Cum Laude; University of Toldeo; Toledo, OH
    Thesis: An HST Survey for 100–1000 au Companions around Young Stellar Objects in the Orion Molecular Clouds
    Advisor: Tom Megeath

Presentations:

  • 2018/11: Interstellar Filaments, Japan, Contributed Talk
  • 2018/10: University of Arizona, Talk
  • 2018/08: Cool Stars 20, Boston, Contributed Talk
  • 2018/04: Olympian Symposium, Greece, Poster
  • 2018/01: Carnegie, Washington DC, Talk
  • 2018/01: AAS, Washington DC, Dissertation Talk
  • 2017/11: Herzberg, Victoria, Talk
  • 2016/11: Gaia Workshop, Heidelberg, Contributed Talk
  • 2016/10: Orion (un)plugged, Invited Talk
  • 2016/05: Institude for Astronomy, Hilo, Invited Talk
  • 2016/03: Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, Invited Talk
  • 2015/06: Frontiers in Star Formation, Ann Arbor, MI, Contributed Talk

Teaching and Community Outreach:

  • 2015-2017: Naked Eye Astronomy (Primary Instructor)
  • Fall 2016: Middle school guest lecture
  • 2013-2017: Volunteer at the Detroit Observaty open houses
  • Spring 2016: Volunteer at FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math and Science) Event
  • Spring 2015: UM Curriculum Committee Graduate Student Representative
  • 2013-2015: Introductory Astronomy Teaching Assistant
  • 2014-2015: Graduate Employees Organization, Secretary
  • 2013-2014: Graduate Employees Organization, Representative from the Astronomy Department
  • 2009-2012: Ritter Observatory, Operator
  • 2008-2012: Ritter Planetarium, Staff

Awards:

  • 2017: Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Contact:

Marina.Kounkel (at) wwu.edu

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