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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 of Cambridge.

Catherine Garland joined the IfA in January to continue her work with Jonathan Williams.

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.