Ava Polzin

Astronomy PhD Student at Yale University


ava.polzin [at] yale.edu

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I'm a PhD student in Astronomy at Yale University, focusing on extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology. A lifelong resident of the Chicago area, I graduated from Northwestern University in 2018 with a degree in Physics & Astronomy and a minor in Earth & Planetary Sciences after a couple-of-year detour to Los Angeles to learn from, and work under, the best of the best in the music industry. When I'm not engaged in the usual graduate student activities (research, teaching, etc.), I'm wholly committed to outreach to underrepresented groups in STEM.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund. Thank you to the Fishkin family for your support, and the educational freedom it allowed.