New Staff & Farewell

Allegro’s newest member is Dr. Megan Lewis who joined in February as a postdoc. Megan received her Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and her Master’s and PhD degrees from the University of New Mexico in the US. While in New Mexico she was also a Reber predoctoral fellow with the NRAO. She then joined the international Araucaria group working at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland as a postdoctoral researcher. Her research interests include evolved stars, the circumstellar environment, and astrophysical masers. Recently, she has been involved with studies of period-luminosity relations, the connections between maser properties and physical properties, and is heavily involved in the BAaDE Galactic SiO maser survey. She will support the ALMA user community by serving as a contact scientist for PIs with ALMA time and offering general services including face-to-face support for the Dutch ALMA community via proposal preparation and data handling.


We would also like to express our gratitude to Dr. Alex Hygate, Dr. Aida Ahmadi, Dr. Ashley Bemis, and Dr. Andrés Pérez Sánchez for their amazing service at Allegro in all aspects. We will miss them greatly, but we wish them all the best for their future endeavors in their career!