Juliana García-Mejía is a second year graduate student and a protoinstrumentalist. Currently, she is working with David Charbonneau to refurbish the 2MASS North telescope and turn it into an extremely precise photometer dedicated to searching Earth-like planets around M-dwarfs. She has also spent some time working with Mercedes Lopez-Morales and Sagi Ben-Ami in the development of FIOS, a new instrument that will search for oxygen in exoplanetary atmospheres. Juliana is passionate about outreach, especially as it pertains to engaging minoritized students with STEM. This past summer, she traveled to her home country, Colombia, to participate of Clubes de Ciencia, a Latin American initiative to engage high-school students in hands-on STEM workshops. She also used the Life in the Universe (LITU) curriculum, developed a the CfA by the WorldWide Telescope ambassadors, to engage middle school girls in topics pertaining to the search for life in other planets.
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