New Graduate Students at the IfA
Mark Willman, Kathryn Whitman, and Maria Pereira arrived to start the
fall 2002 semester.
Mark Willman, M.S., physics, University of California, Riverside, 1980. After
spending a number of years as a businessman in Hilo, he decided to pursue a
Ph.D. in astronomy.
Kathryn Whitman, B.A., astronomy, Cornell University, 2000. At Cornell she
worked on studies of edge-on galaxies with Prof. Martha Haynes, and she attended
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs at Colgate University
and Harvard. She also worked as a research assistant at Yale.
Maria Pereira, B.Sc., physics, Imperial College (London), 2001. Before coming
to Hawai'i, she took a one-year course in theoretical astrophysics at the University
Catherine Garland joined the IfA in January to continue her work with Jonathan
Catherine Garland, B.A., physics, Colby College (Maine), 1999;
M.S., astronomy, University of Florida, 2001. Her work with Dr. Jonathan Williams
on the interstellar medium in luminous blue compact galaxies has brought her
here to Hawaii.