Graduate Students

Jukna-Parsons, Levben

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Research Interests

  • Planetary science
  • Petrology
  • Volatile budgets


  • Rutgers University, NJ (2022 - Present)
    • Current PhD student in Earth and Planetary Sciences
    • Advisor: Ben Black
  • City College of New York, NY (2022)
    • Master of Science Degree in Physics
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, NY (2014)
    • Master of Arts Degree in Physics Education
  • Cornell University, NY (2009)
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Astronomy
    • Advisor: Martha Haynes
    • Mellons Mays Fellowship Thesis:The Influence of Local Environment on the Relation Between Stars,
      Gas, and Rotational Velocity in Disk Galaxies.

Fellowships, Awards, (Workshops)

  • PreDoctoral Leadership Development Academy Fellow, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ (2023 - 2024)
  • Scientist-In-Residence, New York Academy Of Sciences, NYC (2022 - 2024)
  • (NASA Astrobiology Mission Ideation Factory), NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD (2023)
  • Sloan STAR Fellowship, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NY (2023) 
  • (Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering), AAAS, Washington DC (2023)
  • Zahn Center Start-Up Fellow and Prize Winner, City College of New York, New York, NY (2020-2021)
  • Mellon Mays Fellowship, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2008-2009)
  • REU Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI (2007)