Jennifer L. Bartlett, Ph.D.
I have wanted to be an astromer for as long as I can remember. When I was thirteen, my grandfather heard me and sent me a Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope, which I continue to use today. I went to Cal and finished my undergraduate education in physics at Rensselaer Polytech. Upon graduation, I started a small computer company, but economic reality sent me into the aerospace indusstry. Still, astronomy beckoned. I entered the astronomy program at the University part time for several years. Finally, I went full time and earned my PhD in 2007. I am now a professional astronmer with the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, where I supervise the Software Projects Division and continue my research in nearby stars.