Dr. Eileen Gonzales

AMNH Photo I am Dr. Eileen Gonzales, 51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University in the Department of Astronomy. My research focuses on understanding the fundamental parameters and atmospheres of low-mass stars, brown dwarfs and directly-imaged exoplanets through observational and theoretical based techniques. Using atmospheric retrievals, my current work aims to understand cloud properties as well as key chemical processes shaping the formation and evolution of directly-imaged exoplanets and low-gravity brown dwarfs. I received my PhD at the City University of New York Graduate Center in New York City, where I worked in the Brown Dwarfs in New York City (BDNYC) research group. I am a co-founder and director of Black In Physics a non-profit organization dedicated to not only celebrating Black physicists and our contributions but also to reveal a more complete picture of what a physicist looks like. I also am a lead organizer of #BlackInPhysics Week on Twitter, the largest event of the year for Black In Physics. I am a former LSSTC Data Science Fellow , a former Research Mentor in the Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) at the American Museum of Natural History, and a former mentor in the Cornell MAC Mentoring Program. You can learn more about my current and past research here.