Laurel, Maryland

Member since 2017

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Caitlin Ahrens is a graduate of West Virginia University with bachelor of science degrees in Geology and Physics with an emphasis in Astrophysics. She also holds a patent in earthquake sciences. Caitlin entered the graduate program in Space and Planetary Science at the University of Arkansas in Fall 2015, and has received her PhD in May 2020 with her research on ices on Pluto. Her talks are customized depending on the group and the topic of interest. Sometimes she brings her personal meteorite collection for demonstrations. She has given numerous talks, in person and radio-based, involving children and adults and always looks for opportunities to bring excitement into the general public about space sciences. In her spare time, she knits for charity and collects minerals.