DR. KATHERINE ALATALO (pdf)
Assistant Astronomer, STScI

Professional History
Assistant Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute                                          2017-present
NIRISS Team
The Shocked Poststarburst Galaxy Survey (SPOGS), Principal Investigator

Hubble Fellow, The Carnegie Observatories                                                                   2015-2017
Sponsor: John Mulchaey (Carnegie)
The Shocked Poststaburst Galaxy Survey (PI), galaxy evolution, AGN feedback & molecular gas

Postdoctoral Scholar, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, Caltech                       2012-2015
Advisor: Phil Appleton (IPAC, Caltech)
Mapping [C II] and [O I] cooling lines from shocks in Hickson Compact Groups

Graduate Student Researcher, UC-Berkeley Dept of Astronomy                                   2005-2012
Advisors: Carl Heiles (UC - Berkeley) & Lisa Young (NMT, NRAO)
Mapping molecular gas rich ETGs in the ATLAS3D survey using CARMA
Multiwavelength follow-up of AGN feedback in NGC 1266

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Univ. Michigan Dept of Physics                             2003-2005
Advisors: Carl Akerlof & Timothy McKay (U. Michigan)
Following up optical counterparts to gamma-ray bursts


Education
University of California, Berkeley Astrophysics Ph.D., 2012
University of California, Berkeley Astrophysics M.S., 2008
University of Michigan Physics and Astronomy B.S. (High Distinction), 2004


Awards
Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship                                                                                 2015-2018
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship                                                                          2006-2009
Phi Beta Kappa                                                                                                                    2005


Professional Memberships
The American Astronomical Society
Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honor Society
Scientific Organizing Committee, First CARMA Symposium
Time Allocation Committee Member, CARMA
Review Panel Member, the National Science Foundation
Review Panel Member, the Hubble Space Telescope
Referee, the Astrophysical Journal, Astronomy & Astrophysics, MNRAS, PASJ, Nature
Successful Principle Investigator: ALMA, HST, Chandra, ground-based facilities
Member, the International Astronomical Union


Service Experience

Founder and Chair, "The Astronomy Allies"
Participant, NextProf Science (2015)
Mentor, "Women Mentoring Women", Caltech
Founder, "Society of Women in Physics", University of Michigan
Chief Organizer, "The Carnegie Radio Showcase" (2016)
Chair, SOC & LOC, "Mapping the Pathways of Galaxy Transformation Across Time and Space"