People

Dream Job

“It’s important to remind ourselves that we have the most glorious jobs in the world. We are all paid to figure out how the universe began and how it evolves. We’re paid to try to figure out how the night sky, full of galaxies and stars and planets, came to be. And we’re paid to try to find life elsewhere in the universe. What could be better than that?” 

–Paul Hertz, Director of Astrophysics Division

Milton Keller Drane Bosch

Citizen Scientist / Medical Doctor (Retired)

Lauren Farmer

Citizen Scientist / Polar Guide

Melina Thévenot

Citizen Scientist

Dalia Kirschbaum

Research Scientist

Sebastian "Seb" Hoenig

Citizen Scientist / Professor

Chris Ratzlaff

Product Manager

Jeffrey Robert Bouwman

Citizen Scientist / Middle School Science Teacher / Adjunct Professor

Notanee Bourassa

Citizen Scientist / Tech Support Specialist

Michael A. Capraro

Citizen Scientist/Chemical Engineer (Retired)

Michaela B. Allen

Citizen Scientist / Graduate Student

Tamara Stajić

Citizen Scientist / Machine Learning Engineer

Joshua "Josh" Hamilton

Citizen Scientist / Director of Adult Faith Formation

Annette Bombosch

Citizen Scientist / Polar Guide

Guillaume Colin

Citizen Scientist / Pulmonologist

Hugo Andrés Durantini Luca

Citizen Scientist / Astronomy Student

Nora Eisner

Project Leader of Planet Hunters TESS, PhD Student

Thomas Ashcraft

Citizen Scientist / Scientific Instrument Maker / Observer

Jonathan Holden

Citizen Scientist

Steven Silverberg

Postdoctoral Associate

Dan Caselden

Citizen Scientist / Security Engineer

Christy Turner

Citizen Scientist / Technical Business Analyst / Professional Photographer

Katharina Doll

Citizen Scientist / University Research Assistant

Lily Wan Wah Lau

Citizen Scientist / Photographer

Marc Jason Kuchner

Astrophysicist / Citizen Science Officer