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Hello! I'm Julie, a third year PhD student in Planetary Sciences at Caltech. 

I work on the characterization of giant planet atmospheres with Heather Knutson. I also model the formation of their satellites with Konstantin Batygin.

My work focuses on understanding the formation mechanisms of giant planets and their moons. The atmospheres of giant planets contain many fingerprints left during their formation for astronomers to interpret and learn from. I use telescopes here on Earth like Keck, as well as space-based observatories like JWST and HST to learn about the atmospheres of these planets and their histories.