Madeline Shepley (Fall 2021 - )
Hello there! My name is Madeline Shepley, and I am a master's student studying physics here at Ball State University. My alma mater is Indiana University-Bloomington where I graduated with dual degrees in physics and astronomy/astrophysics in May 2020. I have been fascinated with the universe since I was a little girl, and as an adult, I've been privileged to indulge that childhood fascination by doing things such as scientific research on dwarf galaxies, creating a planetarium show at the Merrillville Community Planetarium, and teaching preschoolers in my hometown about space. I have a passion for astronomy and educating others about it, so I currently hope to pursue a career in science communication when I graduate. All that aside, I am excited to bring my knowledge and skills to Ball State to help get more people starstruck!