The University of California Regents highlighted Rosa Wallace Everson for her science and mentoring in their latest post for Hispanic Heritage Month. Rosa is a Ph.D. candidate and NSF Graduate Fellow in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz with a focus on high-energy astrophysics and fluid dynamics, specifically in binaries undergoing common envelope evolution. Rosa is also a mentor and advisory board member of the Lamat Institute, a program founded by celebrated astrophysicist and UC Santa Cruz professor Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz to support students from nontraditional backgrounds, historically marginalized communities, and community colleges seeking research opportunities on their path toward graduate school in STEM.
Rewa Clark Bush, a Lamat Summer 2021 Fellow and Cabrillo College student, was recognized with an award for her research and presentation skills at the 2021 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Digital Conference. Rewa’s talk was entitled “Searching for Stars Disrupted by a Supermassive Black Hole That Lived to Tell the Tale.”