About Me

Sofia Z. Sheikh
Email: szs714@psu.edu
Address: 525 Davey Lab, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802
Twitter: @SETI_sheikh

I am a PhD Candidate in the Penn State Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, doing a dual-PhD in Astrobiology. I received my undergraduate degrees in Physics and Astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. My research is primarily focused on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), but my other interests include other branches of astrobiology, pulsars, and exoplanets.

If you want to learn about my recent work, check out my blog page! It spans many topics including conference reviews, summaries of my papers, and thoughts on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) in Astronomy.

To learn about my professional experience, take a look at the Research and Teaching and Outreach pages.