Former Adult Campers Awarded PhD Degrees
Marsha Wolf: PhD (Astronomy), University of Texas - Austin, 2005
Former Teen Campers Awarded PhD Degrees
Cathy Ai: (Dental School), UCLA, 2005

Silvana Ayala PhD (ECE; 2018), MS (OpSc; 2018), MS (ECE, 2016) The Univ. of Arizona; MA (Creative Writing; 2011), Univ. of Texas El Paso

Brad Barlow: PhD (Astrophysics; 2011), MS (Astrophysics; 2008), University of North Carolina

Matt Berkman: MD FACEP, The University of Arizona, ~2003

Laura Boon: PhD (Accelerator Physics), Purdue, 2014

Tim Bowers: PhD (Astronomy), University of Colorado - Boulder, 2014

Christina Bronson-Lowe: PhD, Univ. Chicago, 20??; MS (Speech & Hearing Sciences), The Univ. of Arizona, 2001

Caitlin Casey: PhD (Astronomy), Cambridge, 2010

Yvette Cendes: PhD (Astronomy), the University of Amsterdam 2019; MS (Physics) Case Western Reserve University, 2010

Rebecca Dell: PhD (Climate Science, Physical Oceanography), MIT, 2013; MSc (MIT, 2009)

Jason Dittmann: PhD (Astronomy and Astrophysics), Harvard, 2017

Ewan Douglas: PhD (Astronomy), Boston University, 2016

Sidney Edsall: MD, The University of Arizona, 2002

Jill Fadal: MD and MBA, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2016, 2011

Deborah (McCarthy) Fields: PhD (Education), UCLA, 2010; MS (Education) Univ. Wisconsin, 2002

Becky Fox: PhD (Animal Behavior), UC Davis, 2007; MS (Avian Studies) UC Davis, 2002

Cyndi (Gentry) Carr: PhD (Neuroscience), The University of Arizona, 2006

Nathalie Haurberg: PhD (Astronomy), Indiana University, 2013; MA (Astronomy), Indiana University, 2008

Sarah Jaeggli: PhD (Astronomy), University of Hawaii, 2011

Rebecca Jensen-Clem: PhD (Astrophysics), Caltech, 2017

Mansi Kasliwal: PhD (Astrophysics), Caltech, 2011; MS (Astrophysics) Caltech, 2007

James Keane: PhD (Planetary Science), The University of Arizona, 2017

Patrick Kelly: PhD (Astronomy), Stanford, 2012

Charlie Lawton: PhD (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), University of Colorado, 2010

Joanna Levine: PhD (Astronomy), University of Florida, 2006

Chris Limbach: PhD (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering), Princeton, 2015

Chris Martin, PhD (Chemical & Materials Engineering), Princeton, 2005; MSCEP (Chemical Engineering), MIT, 1999

Elan Mitchell-Gee: PhD (Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, Public Admin.), Howard Univ., 2017

Max Moe: PhD (Astronomy), Harvard, 2015

Mary Milewski: PhD (Pharmacy), University of Mississippi, 2014

Tim Mosca: PhD (Neurobiology), Harvard, 2009; MS (Molecular & Cellular Biology), Yale, 2003

John Moustakas: PhD (Astronomy), The University of Arizona, 2006

Kristina Nyland: PhD (Astrophysics), New Mexico Tech, 2015

Emily Olson: PhD (Art History with a focus in Classical Art and Archaeology), Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013; M.A. (Art History and Archaeology), Washington University in St. Louis, 2009

Ben Oppenheimer: PhD (Astronomy), The University of Arizona, 2008

Nick Pattengale: PhD, MS (Bioinformatics), University of New Mexico, 2010, 2005

Diana Perry: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, 2017

Emily Petroff: PhD (Astrophysics), Swinburne University of Technology, 2015

Henry Roe: PhD (Astronomy), UC Berkeley, 2003

Rob Simcoe: PhD (Astronomy), Caltech, 2003

Molly Simon: PhD (Planetary Sciences), The University of Arizona, 2019; MS (Planetary Science), University of Arizona, 2016

Brianna Smart: PhD (Astronomy), The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020

Vera te Velde: PhD (Economics), University of California, Berkeley, 2014

Amy Tempkin: MD, The University of Arizona, 2001

Nancy Thomas: PhD (Planetary Science) Caltech, 2019

Allison Towner: PhD (Astronomy) University of Virginia, 2020

Jake Turner: PhD (Astronomy) University of Virginia, 2018

Christina Vitale: JD, American University's Washington College of Law, 2005

Mark Vitale: PhD (Organizational Management & Leadership), Capella University, 2008; MBA, Univ. of Arizona, 1998

Elizabeth Waterhouse: PhD (Dance), University of Bern, Hochschule der Künste Bern, 2019; MFA (Dance), Ohio State University, 2004

Matthew Whitehouse: DMA (Musical Arts), The University of Arizona, 2012
Former Teen Campers Awarded Masters Degrees
Kayla Barnett: MBA (Accounting), The University of Arizona's Eller School of Management, 2011

AJ Carver: MS (Quantitative Economics), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2009

Yvette Cendes: MS (Physics), Case Western Reserve University, 2010

Annie Cherkaev: MS (Computer Science), University of Utah, 2019

Amber Chesborough: MBA, MSME (Mechanical Engineering), MIT

Mary (Comfort) Conner: MEd (Educational Policies & Foundations of Administration), Portland State University

Steve Conner: MS (Computer Science), The University of Arizona, 1998

Nathan Eck: M.Sc. (Geology), University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 2010

Stevi Fawcett: MS (Astronomy), University of Wyoming, 2007

Ariel Fisher: MS (Landscape Architecture), The University of Arizona

Lucia Galvan: MB (Management), Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, 2008

Shae Hart: MSME (Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Dynamics and Controls Track); Santa Clara University, 2019

Jessica (Hejnal) Bentele: MA (Library Science), University of Missouri, 2010

Diana (Hubis) Yoder: MS (Physics & Astronomy), Clemson University, 2016

Diana (Johnson) Coppenbarger: MS (Astronomy & Physics), University of Rochester, 1995

Christina Bronson-Lowe: MS (Speech & Hearing Sciences), The University of Arizona, 2001

Jennifer (Dannemiller) Maynard: M.Div. (Master of Divinity), Regent University, 2012

David McCarthy: MBA (Accounting), The University of Arizona, 2005; MA (Classical Archaeology) Wheaton College, 2002

Nicole Miklus: MS (Paleontology and Paleoclimate), Syracuse University, 2006

Kurtz Miller: M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) Wright State University, 2008; MS (Geology), 2004; MS (Science Teaching) Wright State University

Katie Moore: M.A.T. (Museum Education), George Washington University, 2007

Dan Murphy MA (Chinese Studies), University of Massachusetts, 2006; Graduate certificate in Chinese Studies (Johns Hopkins- Nanjing University), 2007

Josh Neubert: MS (Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Science), MIT, 2003

Lauren Rich: MS (Optical Science), The University of Central Florida, 2010

Jason Rudd: M.Sc. (Neurolinguistics) Universities of Potsdam (Germany) and Groningen (The Netherlands), 2006

Bobby Shely: MBA, University of Maryland, 2019.

Brenda Wilden: MS (Astrophysics), UC Santa Cruz, 2001
Former Teen Campers Pursuing Advanced Degrees
Bridget Anderson: PhD (Astronomy), McGill University

Sarah Benjamin: PhD (Astronomy), Yale University

Aliza Beverage: PhD (Astronomy) UC Berkeley

Sandra Bustamante: PhD (Astronomy) MIT

Nora (Byars) Phillips: PhD (Human Development & Family Studies), Texas Tech University; M. Ed. (Education) Wayland Baptist University, 2009

Jenny Calahan: PhD (Astronomy), University of Michigan

Gayathri Cheran: PhD (Forensic Clinical Psychology), John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Shayna Hume: PhD (Aerospace Engineering Reentry Dynamics), Univ. of Colorado- Boulder

Jackie Linevsky: PhD (Astronomy) and MBA at Cornell

James Parkes: PhD (Physics), UC Berkeley

Samantha Scibelli: PhD (Astronomy) University of Arizona

Jacob Shenkar: PhD (Biology)

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