Profile: Laura Mayorga

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Laura Mayorga: Astronomy and Physics Major
Laura Mayorga majored in Astronomy and Physics. She focused on the study of extrasolar planets and worked on a process to determine the density of these planets through the possible existence of exomoons. Laura volunteered at both the Planetarium and the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory (TJO) on the University of Washington campus and is a certified observer at UW's Manastash Ridge Observatory. She is also the lead mentor for Protostars, a mentorship program for young girls interested in Astronomy at TJO.

She was an active participant in the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, the McNair program, and was a Washington NASA Space Grant Scholar. Outside of school and volunteering, she enjoys hanging out with friends, star gazing, and going to the archery range.