Hello, class of 2018! For this round of class notes we will be featuring Aylin Garcia. After graduating Wesleyan, Aylin stayed at Wesleyan for three months to work on astronomy research with Professor William Herbst. She is writing a paper for that research, which is in its final draft.
She then worked at MIT for Professor Sara Seager and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission for around 10 months. TESS is a NASA/MIT mission launched last year. Its purpose is to search for planets around other sun-like stars. She worked as a research assistant, teaching people how to find exoplanets and managing the team and the public-facing and conference websites. This fall she will be attending Dartmouth College for an astronomy PhD.
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