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CIERA Postdocs Advance to New Positions

Congratulations to Kate Alexander, Jeff Andrews, Alicia Rouco Escorial, Maya Fishbach, Luke Kelley, Emily Leiner, Sukrit Ranjan, Patrick Sheehan, and Sarah Wellons — the newest postdoctoral alumni from CIERA.

Kate Alexander moved to the University of Arizona as an Assistant Professor of Astronomy.

Jeff Andrews

Jeff Andrews  started a position at the University of Florida as an assistant professor, where he will be continuing his research on binary evolution and the formation of gravitational wave sources

Alicia Rouco Escorial will be leaving CIERA to join the European Space Agency (ESA) as an ESA Research Fellow at ESAC, Madrid. She will continue her research on high-mass X-ray binaries while still collaborating with CIERA’s transient group.














Maya Fishbach

Maya Fishbach will be a tenure-track assistant professor at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) at the University of Toronto. She’ll continue using gravitational waves to study black holes.

Luke Kelley accepted a position as an Assistant Adjunct Professor at University of California, Berkeley.

Emily Leiner

Emily Leiner started a new position at Illinois Institute of Technology as a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Physics Department, running their Astrophysics major. While staying local, she will continue to have a Visiting Scholar appointment at CIERA and looks forward to continuing to stop by and work with folks here.














Sukrit Ranjan joined Lunar and Planetary Laboratory & Department of Planetary Science at University of Arizona as an tenure-track assistant professor.

Patrick Sheehan became an Assistant Scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO).

Sarah Wellons joined the Astronomy department at Wesleyan University as an Assistant Professor, where she will be teaching undergraduate and masters students and continuing her research in galaxy formation theory.