GouldSPOTLIGHT: Nancy Eaton

December 12, 2017

Name: Nancy Eaton

College/Grad School: UMass (undergrad) and Wesleyan University (grad)

What are your roles at Gould? Teaching Astronomy, upper-level and AP Physics, and a little bit of Chemistry. Running the McLaughlin Science Center in the evenings. Managing outdoor gear and leading Junior Point trips.

Recent Achievement: This summer I finished hiking the Colorado Trail and then got to watch the total solar eclipse in Wyoming.

Last book I read: Artemis by Andy Weir. Good, but not as good as his first book, The Martian.

My soundtrack is: Pretty diverse.

Movie I would recommend: Arrival. It’s a beautiful piece of science fiction.

Favorite food: Sweet potatoes, bananas, chocolate, and peanut butter. Not necessarily all at once.

Best advice I ever received: It’s better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission.

Junior Four Point crew – 2017

Why Gould? It’s surrounded by mountains, lakes, and trails.

What’s the last thing you crossed off your bucket list? My friend took me up in his powered parachute – basically a flying go-kart. I’m afraid of heights so it was pretty exciting.

What are your interests/hobbies? Thinking about the Universe and playing around in the outdoors. I’m probably going to start chasing eclipses.

What is your spirit animal? It’s cultural appropriation for a non-indigenous person to claim a spirit animal. I feel a kinship with fruit bats though.

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