Hello! My name is Jake Turner and I am currently an astronomy graduate student at the University of Virgina. My research interests include solar system planets/moons and exoplanets. I'm currently working with Dr. Robert Johnson. I'm studying the magnetic fields of exoplanets and the Io Plasma Torus around Jupiter.
I received my undergraduate degree in Astronomy & Physics from the University of Arizona in 2011. After graduation I worked with Dr. Caitin Griffith at the Lunar and Planeatary Labortatory for two years. My research focused on the studying the methane cycle of Titan and constraining magnetic fields on exoplanets.
I'm originally from Walsenburg, Colorado. Besides astronomy, I enjoy volunteering, dancing, traveling, reading and theatre. I’m a huge advocate for environmental activism. My biggest hobby would be photography.