Kristina Punzi, current AST PhD student, was accepted into the AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program ( https://aas.org/outreach/aas-astronomy-ambassadors-program). She was inducted at the 229th AAS meeting (January 2-3, 2017).
Kristina presented at the 229th American Astronomical Society meeting in Grapevine, TX this past week (January 3-7, 2017). The title of her talk was: "An X-ray and Optical Spectroscopic Study of the Perplexing Star RZ Piscium." The undergraduate students she mentored during the 2016 summer REU (Lydia Gingerich - Haverford College, Tori Knapp - Ithaca College) presented a poster entitled: "The Evolutionary Status of the Enigmatic Field Star RZ Piscium: A Search for Comoving Companions." She was also interviewed by Astronomy Magazine about my research.