Erin Kado-Fong, a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, is the recipient of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s most prestigious honorific fellowship conferred to graduate students. The award is given in recognition of her distinguished work in Astrophysical Sciences. Her research focuses on observations of galaxy structure and assembly, with a special interest in using wide-field surveys of dwarf galaxies to better understand the processes that govern the formation and evolution of these low mass systems. Jenny Greene, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, serves as research advisor for Ms. Kado-Fong, who will graduate in 2022.
The Jacobus Fellowship is awarded for academic excellence to one student in each of Princeton University’s graduate school divisions: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. The fellowship will fully fund Ms. Kado-Fong’s 5th year of graduate study in addition to providing a stipend.