Molly Wakeling (AstronoMolly) got into astrophotography in July 2015 after receiving her first telescope as a gift. Much trial and error later, she now has three astrophotography rigs set up in her backyard in the San Francisco Bay Area, including one dedicated to variable star and exoplanet transit observations.
Molly is actively involved in STEM outreach, having accrued more than 100 hours of volunteer activities reaching 1,000+ people. She is an AAVSO Ambassador (American Association of Variable Star Observers), and is a panelist and broadcaster on The Astro Imaging Channel YouTube show.
Molly is currently pursuing her PhD in Physics at University of California, Berkeley, where she studies neutrinos with her two cats, Orion and Apollo.