I am a first-year graduate student currently working with Dr. Jonathan Williams on analyzing young stellar objects and their protoplanetary disks in the Serpens molecular cloud. My primary research interests include star formation within molecular clouds and planet-forming disks.

I’m originally from Kailua, Hawai’i, though I completed my B.S. in astrophysics at Yale University. While there, I studied satellite galaxies with Dr. Marla Geha as a part of the Satellites Around Galactic Analogs (SAGA) Survey and protostars with Dr. Hector Arce as a part of the Mass Assembly of Stellar Systems and their Evolution with the SMA (MASSES) Survey. As an undergraduate, I also had the opportunity to work with Dr. Jens Kauffmann from MIT’s Haystack Observatory, where I analyzed star formation rates within a variety of molecular clouds as a part of the Line Emission in Galaxies Observations (LEGO) Survey.

Alexa Anderson

Graduate Student
B.S. 2020, Yale University
IfA Mānoa, B-101