Welcome and Congratulations, Junellie Gonzalez Quiles!

Former research assistant Junellie Gonzalez Quiles returns to Wicks Lab this August as a graduate student, and has been awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue her PhD. Junellie is bridging the gap among astronomers, planetary scientists, and geoscientists, in the emerging field of exogeoscience. Exogeoscience considers geological processes reflected in exoplanets’ atmospheres, in order to more fully characterize these planets. This fall she will be using planet formation theory to prioritize exoplanets found with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) for atmospheric follow up with the James Webb Space Telescope.