Kristina Rolph

Kristina Rolph

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
408 Walker
University Park, PA 16802


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  2. MS - Meteorology: Penn State University (expected 2017)
  3. BA - Astrophysics, Minor in Applied Mathematics: Franklin and Marshall College (2015)
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Research Specialties:


Greenhouse gas mitigation in the agricultural sector 



► Kristina is a second year graduate student pursuing a PhD in Meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. Concerned with rising global temperatures and weather anomalies, Kristina studies the impacts of greenhouse gases on the global climate. More specifically, her thesis work looks at how current mitigation techniques in the agricultural sector reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.

In the spring of 2015, she received a Bachelors in Astrophysics and a minor in Applied Mathematics from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. While an undergraduate student, she worked as a laboratory teaching assistant and tutor for the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Preparing classroom lesson plans and guiding students’ academic development were her typical responsibilities. Her past work experience also extends to sales and public services.


Computer coding. Data collection. Statistical analysis. Problem-solving. Organizational planning. Group management. Editing. Teaching and mentoring.

Current Employment: Graduate Research Assistant at the Pennsylvania State University. Past Employment: Laboratory teaching assistant and tutor at Franklin & Marshall College. Research intern at Northern Arizona University. Concessions operator and cashier at Regal Entertainment.

Atmospheric Scientist. Climatologist. Meteorologist. Applied Physicist. Assistant Researcher.

■ A Search for Highly Dispersed Fast Radio Bursts in Three Parkes Multibeam Surveys
F. Crawford, A. Rane, L. Tran, K. Rolph, D.R. Lorimer, J.P. Ridley (Accepted May 19, 2016)
■ Predicting Lyman-alpha and Mg II Fluxes from K and M Dwarfs Using GALEX Ultraviolet Photometry
Shkolnik, E., Rolph, K., Peacock, S., & Barman, T. 2014. ApJ, 796, L20

■ Sustainable Dairy All-Hands Meeting (March 1-2, 2016)
■ The Joseph R. Holzinger Astronomy Award for outstanding participation in astronomy

■ The John Kershner Award for excellence in physics
■ The Joseph R. Holzinger Astronomy Award for outstanding participation in astronomy
■ Elected to the Pi Mu Epsilon, Mathematics Honorary Society
■ Elected to the Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honors Society
■ Hackman Summer Scholar for academic research
■ Dean’s List for a 3.7 or better GPA
■ Honor’s List for a 3.25 or better GPA

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