Marina Dunn is currently a Senior at the University of Arizona, majoring in Astronomy and Physics. She is also the current Chief Telescope Operator for the Steward Observatory Raymond E. White 21″ Telescope on campus, and the President of Astronomy Club. She formerly did research with the Astronomy Club Exoplanet Project and Radio Project, and now currently does research with Dr. Christopher Walker on atomic and molecular spectroscopy of the Interstellar Medium and balloon-borne telescopes, such as the NASA GUSTO mission, set to launch from Antarctica in December of 2020. She has also worked as a camp counselor for Astronomy Camp in Tucson, AZ with Dr. Don McCarthy. Originally from Franklin, TN, Marina began working in Astronomy at the Vanderbilt University Dyer Observatory, as a space camp counselor and astronomy volunteer.
In addition to Astronomy, Marina enjoys biking, running, rock climbing, dancing and theatre.