Brianna Smart


Research Scientist


Brianna Smart is a research scientist in the Department of Astronomy and DiRAC at the University of Washington. She writes software as part of the Alert Productions Data Management group in support of the Vera C. Rubin Observatoriy’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time. She earned her B.S. in Astronomy and Physics at the University of Arizona, and her M.S. and PhD from The University of Wisconsin. Brianna has a varied background in astronomy from exoplanets to stellar dynamics to diffuse ionized gas. She also enjoys any science topic related to the Magellanic Clouds. Brianna is also a member of the International Astronomical Unions Junior Member Organizing Committee, running the JM’s twitter and helping to organize events for early career astronomers.