The Equity Constellation, UMD

The Equity Constellation is dedicated to making the physics and astronomy departments at the University of Maryland more humane places where everyone has an equal opportunity to 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.



Mackenzie Carlson (Assembly Fellow 2020)

Morgan Craver (she/her/hers), (Network Fellows 2021)

Morgan Craver is a senior at the University of Maryland studying Astronomy. Recently, she used UMD’s Observatory to analyze the planetary nebula NGC 7662 in infrared and green/blue filters for brightness and size comparisons. As well, she analyzed NASA’s exoplanet archive for specific demographics using Python coding, with a small focus on the Trappist-1 system. She would like to continue the path of exploring exoplanets in the future in graduate school and beyond.  She hopes that her work in the Access Network will help to bring equity and diversity to the STEM fields.

Alison Duck (Assembly Fellow 2017, 2018, 2020)

Matt Ernst (Network Fellow 2016)

Nathalia Garcia (Network Fellows 2022)

Kathleen Hamilton-Campos (Assembly Fellow 2020)

Willow Houck (Network Fellow 2021)

Siobhan Light (Network Fellow 2020)

Sarah Monk (Network Fellow 2017, 2018)

Sara Negussie (Network Fellow 2019)

Taylor Paul (she/her/hers), (Assembly Fellow 2021)

Taylor has just graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelor’s degree in astronomy and a minor in disability studies. During undergrad, she was the event coordinator for AstroTerps, an Astronomy Peer Mentor, an Astronomy tutor, and doing particle physics research with IceCube Neutrino Observatory. Post-graduation, she is doing a solar wind observational analysis internship with NASA over the summer and then, teaching high school physics at St. Timothy’s School. Eventually, she will attend graduate school and be an astronomy research scientist.



Sarah Rinker (Assembly Fellow 2022)

Hanna Ruth (Assembly Fellow 2016)

Megan Smith (Assembly Fellow 2017)


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