I'm Briley Lewis, and I'm a NSF fellow and first-year graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles studying Astronomy & Astrophysics. I'm interested primarily in planetary systems - exoplanets, objects in our own solar system, how they form, and how we can create instruments to learn more about all this.
I graduated from Columbia University with my B.A. in Astrophysics (Class of 2018), just earned my M.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics at UCLA, and am now working on my Ph.D. I have previously worked at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, and also at Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. See my research page for more about these projects!
Outside of research, I am passionate about teaching and public outreach, especially with traditionally underrepresented groups in academia. I also am interested in science communication, and am a regular writer for Astrobites. I also spend my free time bringing together my love of science with my loves of crafting and writing - see more on my creative page! You can find me on Twitter @briles_34.