Madeline Shepley is a 2020 alumna of Indiana University-Bloomington and became a Ball State graduate student in Fall 2021. She joined the Variable Star Research Group during summer 2022. She currently also does planetarium education research at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium. In her undergrad, she has also researched star formation in dwarf galaxies.

When she’s not doing stuff at the Planetarium or at Cooper, she enjoys reading, writing, and podcasting…and if the NFL season is ongoing, you can find her parked near the closest tv that has the Green Bay Packers game on.