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Ashley Piccone


I am an astronomy PhD student at the University of Wyoming, where I image and examine the tiny particles of dust between the stars. While interstellar dust may not seem like the most glamorous part of space, it’s extremely important because it obscures every other object that we observe, including supernovae, black holes, and exoplanets! In my second year of graduate school, I began writing for the astronomy blog Astrobites and creating science stories at Wyoming Public Radio. I harbor a deep love for public radio and science podcasts, so my time at WPR was just the beginning of a hopefully long career in the field. I was born in Colorado and have lived almost my entire life here, so I am thrilled to continue crafting radio stories at KUNC in Greeley! 


Ashley Piccone has her hair curled in front of her shoulders, wearing a red top with sheer sleeves. She's in front of a rocky background and is smiling at the camera.

University of Wyoming

Fellowship Sponsor: Heising-Simons Foundation

Fellowship Host: KUNC