Statia Luszcz Cook studies the atmospheres of planets (and sometimes their moons) through observations across many wavelengths and atmospheric modeling. She earned her B.A. in Astronomy from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, Dr. Cook was a postdoctoral fellow at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), where she took part in an experiment to search for large, young planets around nearby stars. She is currently a Columbia Science Fellow in the Discipline of Astronomy.