Kristen Bruchko
Graduate Liaison for Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

I am a third-year PhD student specializing in Astrodynamics within Aerospace Engineering. My research focuses on using path planning techniques for trajectory design in multi-body systems. I also serve as the outreach coordinator for the Aerospace Graduate Student Organization. I received my B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2017, then worked as a systems and software engineer full-time for Northrop Grumman until 2019. Some of my hobbies include reading, dancing, hiking, and skiing.