The Equity Constellation, UMD

UMD Equity Constellation is dedicated to making our physics and astronomy departments more humane places where everyone can learn and thrive. We will work and organize for a department inclusive of all genders, races, orientations, and abilities. We are committed to building a community in which students, faculty, and staff support each other in solidarity to encourage the growth and flourishing of students. Our efforts will be centered on empowering students to improve their own learning communities, participate in authentic science, and pursue their professional development.


Assembly Fellow (2019): Mackenzie Carlson (she/her/hers)

Mackenzie Carlson is a junior at the University of Maryland, seeking a double degree in physics and astronomy. She was originally a cosmetology and art student before realizing her desire to understand the universe. Her future goals include a career in cosmology research and in her free time she enjoys oil painting, traveling, and reading.



Network Fellow (2019): Sara Negussie

Past Fellows

Alison Duck, Assembly Fellow 2017, 2018

Sarah Monk, Network Fellow 2017, 2018

Hanna Ruth, Assembly Fellow 2016

Matt Ernst, Network Fellow 2016