Tara Fetherolf, PhD

About Me

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow - UC Riverside

I am currently a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow through the NASA Astrobiology Institute where I am stationed in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at the University of California, Riverside. I have been in Southern California my entire life, starting at Palomar College, earning my BS in Astronomy at San Diego State University, and obtaining my PhD in Physics at the University of California Riverside (UCR). After which, I was a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow at UCR in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, an Adjunct Professor in the Astronomy Department at Chaffey College, and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at California State University, San Marcos. 

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!

June 24-28 | San Diego, CA

July 29-August 2 | Cambridge, MA