A photo of Amy Parent (she/her)

I’m an astrophysics & computer science PhD student based in Dundee. I’m a queer trans woman (my pronouns are she/her) and I’ve been fascinated by space since I was a kid 🚀

For my PhD, I study how dust clouds evolve in the atmosphere of brown dwarfs using modern computing technologies. You can find out more about that on the research page.

In my spare time, I play video games, make programming languages, and record bad covers of Marina & The Diamonds and Garbage songs. I’m also a roller derby player for Dundee Roller Derby’s B team, the Bonnie Colliders, with whom I collect bruises, sore legs and amazing friends.

You can find me on github, instagram, and twitter.

If you’re part of an underrepresented minority in science and want to chat or ask any questions, I’d love to help as much as I can – drop me a line on either of these services, or at amy [at] amyparent [dot] com.