Dr. Shardha Jogee
Dr. Shardha Jogee is a professor, astronomer, and the chair of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Cambridge in England, and Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. Prior to joining UT Austin, she conducted research at Caltech and the Space Telescope Science Institute, which oversees the scientific operations of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the future James Webb Space Telescope. At UT, Dr. Jogee teaches classes for undergraduate and PhD students, and conducts research to explore how galaxies and their constituent stars, black holes, and dark matter halos grow across cosmic time. In her role as department Chair, she is passionate about advancing the UT Astronomy program on the world stage, and is committed to building and diversifying the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) pipeline.