NORA SWISHER - CREW ASTRONOMER & HEALTH/SAFETY OFFICER
Nora Swisher is a first-year physics graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She helps teach an astronomy class for non-scientists and is currently taking classes and deciding what field of research to pursue for her thesis. As an undergraduate physics student she did experimental research in granular materials at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She has spent the last summer doing computational cosmology research at Carnegie Mellon University. She has been involved with the Society of Physics Students and high school outreach, and is particularly interested in decreasing the gender gap in STEM fields and retaining physics and astronomy students of all genders and backgrounds.Nora looks forward to participating in MDRS to gain more varied professional experiences, contribute to space exploration research, and go on an adventure!
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