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DAHLIA BAKER

  • Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2017
  • Coe College, Physics ‘18
  • Host Institution: Planetary Resources, Inc.
  • Mentor: Cassie Lee

Dahlia Bake is a Physics Major at Coe College. Originally from a small town in central Texas, Dahlia has always yearned to understand more about the world around her, and was encouraged by her mother to seek answers by learning about physics.

While a student at Coe College, Dahlia has been active in the Physics Club, Alpha Omicron Pi International Fraternity, and Jazz Band, in addition to working as a researcher a computational biophysics project. She has also worked at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center as an Astrophysics intern, which kindled her desire for a career at the forefront of space exploration.

As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Dahlia worked at Planetary Resources, where she investigated methods of building three dimensional models of asteroids with limited imaging technology. Dahlia’s job involved computer vision analysis, data science, and much research into a field she wasn’t exposed to before.

Dahlia plans to apply to graduate school and jobs that would allow her to continue studying local planetary bodies and the technologies we use to get to them. She aspires to make the solar system more accessible.