Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Education: Ph.D. in Astronomy
Occupation: Astronomer; Former Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI at the SETI Institute
Expeditions: Chasing after signals from distant technologies at radio telescopes around the globe
Favorite Places to Be: At the Allen Telescope Array in Hat Creek, CA or flying N3886P with my husband Jack
Best Discovery: Is yet to come – Are we alone?
Favorite Items in the Field: Laptop computer, samba music, teapot
Personal Heroes: Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, who coined the phrase “bug” for a computer problem and who claimed that “It is better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission.” And also, Margaret Burbidge, an astronomer who single-handedly opened up the mountain top observatories to women
Hobbies: Dancing, flying, sewing, and grandfathering
Advice: Remember Admiral Hopper!