Megan Ansdell • Flatiron Institute
Will Fortin • Columbia University
Ingrid Nelson, MD • Jacobi Medical Center
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Megan Ansdell is currently a Flatiron Research Fellow at the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Astrophysics and Center for Computational Mathematics, where she applies deep learning to astrophysical research problems. She was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Department of Astronomy and received a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Hawaii, where her research focused on the observation and characterization of protoplanetary disks and young stars from radio to ultraviolet wavelengths using a variety of analysis techniques. Megan also has a Masters in International Science and Technology Policy from the George Washington University, where she researched and advocated for international cooperation in human space exploration.
Will works in marine seismology with the goal of pulling as much quantifiable information out of seismic data as possible anywhere within reach of human interaction, from the ocean interior to our deepest boreholes. He received his Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Wyoming before moving the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University as a postdoctoral research scientist. Currently, Will is an Associate Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty focused mainly on helping understand risks facing human civilization, both self-inflicted in the form of evaluating basaltic carbon sequestration potential and through natural hazards associated with submarine landslides.
Ingrid Nelson is a physician at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, where she specializes in internal medicine and palliative care. She graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1996. Jacobi is part of NYC’s Health and Hospitals Corporation, which is the largest public health system in the US. H+H is committed to treating all comers, no matter who they are or where they come from, and its patients are both culturally and economically diverse. Ingrid is a steady reader of medical literature, seeking how best to balance efficacy, cost, safety, and justice in caring for them.