I did my undergraduate work at Utah State University. I graduated cum laude in 2007, earning BS degrees in both Physics and Mathematics, with a minor in Computer Science.

Following my graduation from USU, I spent a year at the Niels Bohr Institute, at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark as a Fulbright Fellow. I worked in the Stars and Galaxies group, with Jens Viggo Clausen, investigating extremely metal poor halo giants. This is when I decided I wanted to be an astronomer.

Upon returning to the United States I began graduate work at Boston University. I spent 3 years at BU working with Dr. Andrew West as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. Somewhere along the line I picked up a Masters degree. I then spent another year in Denmark at the University of Copenhagen, working with Heidi Korhonen at the Centre for Star and Planet Formation (StarPlan).

I am currently back in Boston, in my sixth year as a PhD student and attempting to finish my doctoral work with Professor West. Wish me luck!

© 2013, Jan Marie Andersen