Maryum is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Astronomy at Columbia University. She obtained her bachelor's in Combined Honours in Physics & Astronomy from the University of British Columbia. Her research interests are primarily in stellar astrophysics. Broadly, she's interested in studying stellar populations, discovering exoplanets, and understanding the formation and evolution of the Milky Way. Her current project involves using spectroscopic & photometric data from GALAH & TESS to investigate the lithium content in red giants.