- Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2018
- Drake University, Astronomy, Physics, & Public Relations, ‘18
- Host Institution: Museum of Flight
- Mentor: Emily Calandrelli
Katrina Sletten is a senior at Drake University majoring in physics, astronomy and public relations with a minor in mathematics. Her interest in space began at an early age when she was exposed to the awesomeness of space by her uncle, an amateur astronomer and engineer.
At her school, Katrina served as the president of the Drake Society of Physics Students (SPS) and continues to be an active member in the chapter. She is also a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), and writes for both her school magazine, the Annual, and the Physics and Astronomy Department newsletter. As well, Katrina has worked on two research projects during her time at Drake, studying the morphology of Seyfert galaxies and a student-lead project developing a feasible radiation shield for interplanetary travel. She often spends her Friday nights at the Drake Municipal Observatory where she operates telescopes and engages the public with the wonders of the night sky.
As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Katrina will work at the Museum of Flight with their Digital Learning Department.