Amber Medina

I am an NSF graduate fellow at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard and Smithsonian. I work with Professor David Charbonneau on characterizing the various magnetic phenomena occurring on our nearest mid-to-late M dwarf neighbors and how that highly energetic environment affects their planets. My past research has involved stars at different stages during their lives. I searched for young low-mass stars in our solar neighborhood, developed an observational technique for detecting planets around evolved stars, and studied the left over skeleton of a dead high-mass star. For more information please see my CV.

My love of stars can be traced back to growing up under the beautiful skies of New Mexico where on a clear night, the Milky Way could be seen peering through the trees in my family’s pecan orchard.