Katie Melbourne
Ph.D. Student (From Fall 2021)
Ann & H. J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences

Katie is a part-time PhD student on the ASN track at CU and a full-time Systems Engineer at Ball Aerospace. She graduated with a B.S. in Astrophysics from Yale University. At work, Katie is a wavefront sensing scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope, but her academic interests are Space Domain Awareness (SDA) and Conjunction Assessment and Risk Analysis (CARA) in LEO. She hopes to pursue a career in space sustainability policy development. In her free time, Katie runs slow marathons/ultras, plays tennis, and does as many summit hikes as possible!