Dr. Emily Rauscher received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in Physics and Astrophysics. Rauscher then came to New York City for grad school, obtaining a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Columbia University. As a recipient of the NASA Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowship, she split her time between the Planetary Sciences Department at the University of Arizona and the Department of Astrophysics at Princeton University, where she is now a Lyman P. Spitzer Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow. Starting in September, she will move to the Astronomy Department at the University of Michigan, first as Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow and then as a tenure-track faculty member. The main goal of Dr. Rauscher’s research is to understand the atmospheres of extrasolar planets. This involves building 3D computer models of their circulation patterns and looking for new ways to observe the properties of these strange new worlds.