Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Alexandra Leontire Brosius

(VISITING RESEARCH ASST.)

 alexandra.l.brosius@nasa.gov

 301.286.6925

Org Code: 672

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 672
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

Brief Bio


Alexandra is a doctoral graduate student in Atmospheric Science and Meteorology at Penn State University. She works on-site at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center under the advisement of Dr. Lynn Wilson III, Dr. Carrie Anderson, and Dr. James Kasting. Her hobbies include acting out and photographing her research using an LED hula hoop and poi. You can view her science photography projects here: https://www.behance.net/alexandralbrosius.

Current Projects


Foreshock plasma wave characterization using Venus Express

Talks, Presentations and Posters


Other

Quantifying “minimum” in adaptive

minimum variance analysis

September 14, 2020

A talk for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Graduate Summer School. The presentation can be found here: https://gss.pppl.gov/2020/


Effect of Minimum Variance Analysis criteria on >150,000 Venus Express wave intervals

September 13, 2020

A poster presentation for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Graduate Summer School.


Effect of Minimum Variance Analysis criteria on >150,000 Venus Express wave intervals

August 14, 2020

A talk for the Virtual GEM Summer 2020 Workshop focus group on particle energization at collisionless shocks in the MMS era. The presentation can be found here: https://www.vgem2020.com/focusGroups/BSH.

Education


Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Graduate Summer School 2020 participant and student presenter

MS Penn State Atmospheric Science and Meteorology 2018

Professional Societies


American Geophysical Union

Graduate Student Member

2018 - Present


Chi Epsilon Pi (National Meteorology Honors Society)

2019 - Present


American Astronomical Society

Graduate Student Member

2021 - Present


American Mathematical Society

Graduate Student Member

2021 - Present

Professional Service


Co-convener for an AGU Fall 2020 session on collisionless shocks

Awards


NASA Group Achievement Award for Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) Airborne Earth Science Mission

NASA Group Achievement Award for KORea-US Air Quality (KORUS-AQ) Airborne Earth Science Mission