Alumni (Fellow)

Hannah Lewis

Olive B. and Franklin C. Mac Krell Jefferson Fellow
Fallston, Maryland
B.A. St. Mary’s College of Maryland (2016)
M.S. University of Virginia (2018)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Hannah is currently completing her dissertation on the properties of binary star systems in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies. Her work aims to understand the galaxy properties that most significantly impact the formation and characteristics of such systems. She has received the NASA Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship. She has also received the Double Hoo Research Grant for her collaborative work with other U.Va. students on disintegrating exoplanets. She volunteers with Dark Skies, Bright Kids, an astronomy outreach program that brings hand-on science and astronomy after-school programs to under-served communities in Virginia. Hannah is also a StatLab Fellow with the U.Va. Library, where she works to understand heat islands and equity within the Charlottesville community.

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