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Just some things that I'm doing when not working :)

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Kilauea Crater, HI

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South Point, HI - southernmost point in the US!

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Was able to fulfill a childhood dream - work for NASA! Summer internship at NASA JPL

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Showing Mom and Dad around JPL

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JHU graduate students know how to do more than work!

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Observing with the Maryland Space Grant Consortium Telescope (TESS follow-up)

- on top of the JHU Bloomberg Physics and Astronomy building!

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Kayaking at beautiful Lake Wenatchee, WA - summer and winter!

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With my grandma Ellen Nakata - my hero

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Showshoeing up Nason Ridge - Lake Wenatchee, WA

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Our SPS Chapter at UR was awarded Excellence in Cosponsorship for our event Spooky Science Day, which brought hundreds of kids to the school for a day of fun, learning, and candy! 

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The day I decided I wanted to be an astronomer - visiting the Mauna Kea telescopes at 16 years old

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Summer in the Pacific Northwest (left - Lake Valhalla, right - Crescent Beach)

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Hiking a glacier in Iceland

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The annual Photon Cup - a full-length official soccer match between the Physics and Optics departments at the University of Rochester (sponsored by ThorLabs!) 

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An unconventional Physics and Astronomy graduation at the University of Rochester - 2020

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University of Rochester Society of Women in Astronomy and Physics (SWAP) at CUWiP at RIT

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In my element (Baltimore Arboretum)