Emily Moravec



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I am a Ph.D. Candidate and a Graduate Student Fellow at the University of Florida. I work with Dr. Anthony Gonzalez on investigating the role of the cluster environment on galaxy evolution. Previously, I worked with Dr. Fred Hamann and used spectra of quasars in order to probe their composition, geometry, and role in galaxy formation and evolution.

Before coming to the University of Florida, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics in 2014 from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. During my time there, I also participated in two REU programs: one at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and one at the Maria Mitchell Association in Nantucket, MA.

I have always loved bringing and explaining the science and discoveries of astronomy to the public through public outreach events. I am a co-founder of the UF Astronomy Outreach Team and actively participate in and plan events for the public. See my Research Digest page for an explanation of my research for a public audience.

I grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska in the Great Plains of the USA. Besides astronomy, I enjoy outdoor activities and participating in and training for triathlons.

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