"Study as if you were to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow." -Isidore of Sevillet 

Jake Turner

Graduate Student
Department of Astronomy
University of Virginia

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 at the University of Virginia and Jean-Mathias Griessmeier at LPC2E. My thesis is focused on studying the magnetic fields and atmospheres of exoplanets.

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.