COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Jana Grcevich

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Dr. Grcevich studied Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and completed her doctorate in Astronomy at Columbia University. She is now a Kathryn W Davis Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History, where she does research and prepares future high school Earth Science teachers as a part of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program.

Her research interests include searching for undiscovered, extremely faint dwarf galaxies within and just beyond the Local Group, as well as working on simulations of how dwarf galaxies lose gas as they orbit more massive galaxies. In her free time she enjoys aimlessly wandering the streets of New York, making art, and planning hypothetical space vacations via the world's first "space travel agency", the Intergalactic Travel Bureau.