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Adrienne Cool

Adrienne Cool

I am a native of New York City, and received my undergraduate degree in physics at Yale University. I spent a few years after college working on medical imaging techniques, and then went to Columbia University where I did a Master's degree in electrical engineering. During that time I happened on some popular astronomy books and decided that astronomy was for me. I bought a pair of binoculars, learned the constellations from my rooftop in Brooklyn, and went off to a PhD program in astronomy at Harvard. I came to the San Francisco Bay Area for a postdoc at Berkeley, and have now pretty much adjusted to the ocean being on the wrong side. I am currently an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at San Francisco State University, where I have enjoyed studying both ordinary and extraordinary stars in globular clusters with many wonderful students.