Brittany Henke graduated from KU in 2013 with a B.S. in Physics. During her undergraduate career, she studied quark-gluon plasma with Professor Michael Murray in the KU nuclear physics research group and at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Although she thoroughly enjoyed her time working with the CMS collaboration, she decided to switch gears as a graduate student at KU, entering the world of astronomy. Working with Professor Gregory Rudnick in the extragalactic astronomy group, studying the trends of stellar population age with other galaxy physical properties, she completed her Master's Degree with Honors in Fall 2014. She was married in October 2013 and lives in Lawrence with her husband, Dakota, a graduate student in electrical engineering at KU.