Cadence Payne Ph.D. Student, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cadence Payne is a 4th year PhD student in the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the Space Telecommunications, Astronomy, and Radiation Laboratory. Her research focuses on technology development for small spacecraft called CubeSats that observe the Earth. Her current projects involve CubeSats that probe Radio Frequency emission from the Earth's aurora, as well as missions that provide data for climate and weather monitoring via ocean observations. Her ultimate goal is performing meaningful work in the Aerospace industry to support climate change mitigation techniques.Cadence is also a co-founder of Aero Astro's AeroAfro, the president of ACME, and co-events chair for the Black Graduate Student Association.

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