Dr. Marla Geha

Board Member – Professor of Astronomy and Physics, Yale University

Marla Geha is a professor and astrophysicist at Yale University. She obtained her B.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University in 1995 and her Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2003.

Geha utilizes the world’s largest telescopes to study the smallest galaxies in the Universe. Geha’s science has been featured in many popular articles in publications including Time MagazineCNNThe Daily Mail, and the John F. Kennedy Legacy Gallery. She has received various honors including Popular Science magazine’s “Brilliant 10” young scientists (2009), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (2010), a John S. Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Professorship (2018). She is the founder and faculty director of the Research Experience for Veteran Undergraduates (REVU) Program.

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