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Speaker and Panelist Biographies

ASP2021 Summer Symposium

Jessica Merritt Agnos

Jessica Merritt Agnos

Jessica Merritt Agnos is a master’s student at San Francisco State University, studying astrophysics with a research interest in galactic archaeology. Her undergraduate degree is in communications, with a concentration in video production, and she spends much of her time using these skills to communicate the need for urgent action in the face of the climate crisis. She is a founding and active member of Astronomers for Planet Earth and a member of the AAS Sustainability committee. She also helped establish a tutoring program with other members of the Physics and Astronomy department at SFSU to offer math support to local elementary school students. Her three children are her inspiration and fuel her passion to fight for a sustainable world.