Daryl Haggard


Daryl Haggard received her B.A. in Philosophy from St. John's College, Santa Fe in 1995, a M.S. in Physics from San Francisco State University in 2004, a M.S. in Astronomy from the University of Washington in 2006, and her Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Washington in 2010. As a graduate student she was first an NSF GK-12 Fellow (2001) and then a NASA Harriett Jenkins Fellow (2005-2008), as well as a founding member of the University of Washington's Pre-Major in Astronomy Program (2005). In 2010 she joined the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Exploration at Northwestern University as a CIERA Postdoctoral Fellow. Haggard's research interests include X-ray active galaxies, AGN, AGN-host galaxy connections, black holes (stellar to supermassive), accreting compact binaries, multi-wavelength surveys, and the time domain. At CIERA, she also mentors the a new cohort of GK-12 fellows participating in the "Reach for the Stars" program, furthering her commitment to improving retention of underrepresented scientists in astronomy and physics and to making science literacy a source of pride for our next generation of students and citizens.