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.
Education:PhD in Astronomy - Georgia State University, May 2020.
MS in Physics - Georgia State University, December 2017.
BS in Astrophysics - Lehigh University, May 2014.
Contact:Email:    kathryn [dot] v [dot] lester [at] nasa [dot] gov
Pronouns:     She, Her, Hers