Kretke, Katherine

Katherine recently received her Ph.D. from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is now a post-doctoral researcher at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado.  Katherine's research focuses on the structure of protoplanetary disks and  formation of planets and planetary systems.  Katherine has found that the design and teaching skills she has learned as a part of ISEE have helped her more thoughtfully approach her own research.  Additionally, as she teaches and mentors students in the future she plans on using the tools learned in the PDP to try to create a learning environment in which students with various backgrounds, learning preferences, and experiences can succeed.