Krista Romita

Graduate Student


320 Bryant Space Science Center
(352) 294–1844
(352) 392–5089


Educational Background
  • M.Sc., Astronomy, University of Florida, 2012
  • B.Sc., Physics & Astronomy, Vassar College, 2009
Areas of Specialty
Star formation; star clusters; Magellanic Clouds.

Research Interests
I am particularly interested in using a range of wavelengths to study young stars and star clusters and their surrounding environments. My current research focuses on the embedded cluster population in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

I am currently a graduate student and Florida Space Grant Fellow at the University of Florida. Before coming to UF I spent a year (June 2009-June 2010) as an intern at the Space Telescope Science Institute under the guidance of Dr. Margaret Meixner. In May 2009 I received a B.A. in Physics and Astronomy from Vassar College. I grew up in Baltimore, MD.