Kimberly Sokal

Department of Astronomy
P.O. Box 400325
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325
(434) 924-7935
krs9tb [at] virginia [dot] edu

Curriculum Vitae

Kimberly R. Sokal

I. Education

University of Virginia, PhD candidate in Astronomy
2012 to present

University of Virginia, M.S. Astronomy

University of Colorado, B.A. Astrophysics and Physics

II. Research

The impacts of Wolf-Rayet stars on star formation in Super Star Clusters, advised by Dr. Kelsey Johnson.

(Publications are included in the PDF version)

III. Research Positions

Graduate Student Research Assistant, University of Virginia
2010 to present

Undergraduate Research Assistant to Dr. Stephen Skinner for the Center of Astrophysical and Space Astronomy (CASA) at the University of Colorado

IV. Profession Affiliation

American Astronomical Society junior member

Astronomical Society of the Pacific student member

V. Teaching Experience

Head TA for academic year 2011-2012

Course TA for ASTR 2110/2120 (Prof. Chevalier and Prof. Sarazin) - Discussion taught weekly along with office hours

Course TA for ASTR 1270 (Prof. Johnson) and ASTR 1210/1220 (Prof. Skrutskie and Prof. Whittle)

Night labs for ASTR 1230 (Prof. O'Connell)

Constellation Quiz for all ASTR 1210/1220

Telescope Observations for all ASTR 1210/1220

VI. Honors and Awards

Recipient of NASA's Virginia Space Grant Consortium grant 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.

Recipient of a Sigma Xi travel grant for Spring 2013

Laurence W. Fredrick Award for Excellence as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in 2012

Teaching Resource Center "Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award" for the Astronomy Department 2012

Phi Beta Kappa member since 2008

College of Arts and Sciences (Univ. of Colorado) Dean's List for Spring/Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008, and Spring 2009

John R. Little Scholarship (Univ. of Colorado) for Fall 2009

L.S. Woods Scholarship 2005-2009

Graduated valedictorian from Glenwood Springs High School in 2005

VII. Outreach

AAS Astronomy Ambassador

DSBK (Dark Skies, Bright Kids) outreach group for elementary science education

Public Nights at Fan Mountain and McCormick Observatory