Today, we're moving onward into space and talking about a scientist who focuses primarily on stellar astrophysics. She works out of the department of Astronomy U.W. as an assistant professor. It is a true honor to write an article about the intelligent, Emily Levesque.
Emily became someone I looked up to for many reasons, but initially it was because we shared a common hero: Carl Sagan. Washington University did a great piece on her bio page, where they posted a Q&A. I think posting those questions and her answers will help you get to know her genius and personality a little better.
What got you into astronomy? What’s your first memory associated with astronomy?
What do you find most challenging and rewarding about being an astronomer?
In the not-so-distant future, you’re sent to explore and live on a habitable planet in a nearby star system. What 3 items (physical or abstract) would you make sure you bring and why?
Did or do you have a science role model? What makes this individual’s qualities important to you?
Below, is a video of a public talk Emily preformed in Boulder, Colorado on the topic "Weirdest Stars In The Universe". I hope some day soon, I'll get to see her speak live! If you'd like to follow her on social media, she tweets @emsque.