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Kristie Llera

Research Scientist, Space science and engineering division, Southwest Research Institute

Research Focus
Research Interests
About Kristie

Kristie LLera is a research scientist at Southwest Research Institute (Texas, USA), studying how the Sun’s solar wind interacts with celestial bodies (Earth, comets, Interstellar object, etc.). She received a physics degree specialized in space sciences in 2017. Her outreach goals include inclusion & engagement in future space explorations.


Education
Postdoc

Space Science and Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute, 01/2018 - 01/2019

Ph.D.

Physics, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 12/2017

Master's

Physics, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 12/2016

Bachelor's

Mathematical Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, 12/2010

Physics, Florida Institute of Technology, 05/2010

Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, 05/2010

Interested in
  • Mentoring
  • Mentorship
  • Speaking
  • Professional Service (e.g. review panels)
  • Science Outreach
  • Consulting
  • DEI/STEM Community Engagement

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