Katie Lester


I am currently a NASA postdoc fellow at NASA Ames working with Dr. Steve Howell and the speckle interferometry group.

For my PhD, I measured the orbits and determined the fundamental parameters of eight visual & spectroscopic binary stars under the direction of Dr. Doug Gies. While at GSU, I was the president of AstroPAL, a mentoring group for astronomy grad students at GSU, and a lab TA for the intro astronomy classes.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing tennis, going to music concerts, biking, and traveling! I also taught spin classes at the gym.


PhD in Astronomy  -  Georgia State University,    May 2020.
MS in Physics  -  Georgia State University,    December 2017.
BS in Astrophysics  -  Lehigh University,    May 2014.


Email:    kathryn [dot] v [dot] lester [at] nasa [dot] gov
Pronouns:     She, Her, Hers