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Katie Porter

porterkd@dukes.jmu.edu

Class of 2017

Physics Major, Astronomy and Mathematics Minor

Suffolk, VA

I am a junior Physics major at James Madison University and am also working towards a double minor in Mathematics and Astronomy. After earning my bachelor’s degree I hope to attend graduate school where I will continue my education in Astrophysics. I first realized how amazing our universe is during an elementary school field trip to a local planetarium and I have loved learning about astronomy ever since. I joined the John C. Wells Planetarium staff the summer before my junior year as a counselor for Space Explorers Camp. Working at the Planetarium has been such a rewarding opportunity and I hope I can give visitors the same experience I had during my first trip to a planetarium!