Hayley Williamson

Olive B. and Franklin C. Mac Krell Jefferson Fellow
Class: 2018
Hometown: Chesterfield, Virginia
B.S. Randolph-Macon College (2013)

Hayley is currently working as a part of the MAVEN spacecraft team on the Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer instrument, using data from the instrument to look for incidences of neutral oxygen escaping from the martian atmosphere. She plans to propose her dissertation topic before the fall semester. She recently gave an invited talk on succeeding in graduate school at her alma mater.

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