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Sara Frederick Name: Sara Frederick
Title: Graduate Student
Room: ATL 1239
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E-mail: sfrederick
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Sara Frederick is a final-year PhD candidate. She currently works with Suvi Gezari on understanding extreme AGN variability using the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) combined with multiwavelength spectroscopic and timing follow-up. Previously she worked with Chris Reynolds and Erin Kara on X-ray reverberation mapping and spectroscopy of a rapidly varying AGN with the X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) and the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR). She completed a degree in Physics & Astronomy at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. As an undergrad she worked on a population synthesis of galactic millisecond pulsars, as well as a project determining the effects of precessing black hole spin on gravitational waveforms of binary black hole mergers. She has been a Teaching & Learning Assistant for the introductory Astronomy sequence ASTR120 and 121 for majors, a senior graduate student advisor and community liaison of the Astronomy Community Engagement initiative, as well as a GRAD-MAP research collaborator and mentor to undergraduate students of many institutions and academic majors.

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