Debby Tran (they/them)

Graduate Student
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PAB B337


I’m currently working on creating a computer vision-based algorithm to identify stellar clusters and SED-fitting of stars in NGC 6946. I'm particularly interested in characterizing young massive stellar populations to understand their formation, kinematics, and dynamics.

I grew up in the San Gabriel Valley, just east of Downtown Los Angeles, with the luxury of cheap food, great hikes, and plenty of sunshine. I have continued to enjoy hiking and backpacking, now in the much greener Pacific Northwest, and have begun volunteering with the Washington Trails Association. Because of the lack of knowledge and access to astronomy that defined my childhood, I am passionate about increasing access to STEM in lower-income neighborhoods for people of color through mentoring and outreach.