Christine O’Donnell received her bachelor’s degree in astronomy and physics from the University of Virginia (UVA), and she earned a Master of Public Policy (MPP) in May 2014 from the Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy at UVA. Christine has worked on research projects that investigate exoplanets, star formation, and galactic dynamics. In addition, she is interested in science education and policy. For her MPP thesis, Christine worked with the American Association of Physics Teachers and wrote a policy analysis addressing the gender gap in physics. She looks forward to both her astronomy research and science communication interests at UA.