Latinx Heritage Month: STEMinar featuring Dr. Cristina Thomas
Join the Caltech Center for Inclusion & Diversity as we welcome Cristina Thomas for our October STEMinar. Professor Thomas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Prior to arriving at NAU, Professor Thomas was a research scientist with the Planetary Science Institute. She received her undergraduate degree from Caltech and her Ph.D. from MIT. After graduating, she had postdoctoral positions at Northern Arizona University and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Professor Thomas' recently received two grants from NASA to study two different types of asteroids in the Main Asteroid Belt. The results of her studies will add to the existing body of knowledge in this field, helping scientists better understand the origins of asteroids.