Tara Fetherolf, PhD

About Me

Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow - UC Riverside

I am a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Riverside in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department working with Stephen Kane. During the 2020-21 academic year I was an adjunct instructor in the Astronomy Department at Chaffey College and I helped develop their new course, Astronomy 27: Life in the Universe, which was taught for the first time in Fall 2021.

Overall, I consider myself an interdisciplinary astronomer given my experience studying the cosmos on many scales---including exoplanets, stars, and galaxies!


Contact Me: Tara.Fetherolf -at- gmail -dot- com

My Research

Characterization of exoplanet atmospheres using light curve phase variation analyses of TESS photometry.

Properties of variable stars using light curves from from Kepler, TESS, and ground-based observations at Mount Laguna Observatory.

Evolution of the interstellar medium in high-redshift star-forming galaxies using data from HST and the MOSDEF survey.

Upcoming Conferences

Below is a list of conferences that I will be attending in the near future, so be on the lookout for me!

January 9-13, 2022 | Salt Lake City, UT