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

Joshua "Josh" Hamilton

Citizen Scientist / Director of Adult Faith Formation

Gerald Eichstädt

Citizen Scientist / Freelance Mathematician and Software Developer

Ambarish Ganguly

Citizen Scientist / IT Professional

Christy Turner

Citizen Scientist / Technical Business Analyst / Professional Photographer

Frank Kiwy

Frank Kiwy

Citizen Scientist / Senior Software Developer

Melina Thévenot

Citizen Scientist

Katharina Doll

Citizen Scientist / University Research Assistant

Jeffrey Robert Bouwman

Citizen Scientist / Middle School Science Teacher / Adjunct Professor

Lily Wan Wah Lau

Citizen Scientist / Photographer

Hugo Andrés Durantini Luca

Citizen Scientist / Astronomy Student

Steven Silverberg

Postdoctoral Associate

Michael A. Capraro

Citizen Scientist/Chemical Engineer (Retired)

Dalia Kirschbaum

Research Scientist

Augusto McAngus Ardizzone

Citizen Scientist

Tamara Stajić

Citizen Scientist / Machine Learning Engineer

Heather Lynch

Professor of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, New York

Jonathan Holden

Citizen Scientist

Chris Ratzlaff

Product Manager

Alexandru Enachioaie

Citizen Scientist / Site Reliability Engineer for Altmetric

Dan Caselden

Citizen Scientist / Security Engineer

Notanee Bourassa

Citizen Scientist / Tech Support Specialist

Annette Bombosch

Citizen Scientist / Polar Guide

Nora Eisner

Project Leader of Planet Hunters TESS, PhD Student

Lauren Farmer

Citizen Scientist / Polar Guide