Thomas CortellesiUndergraduate

Research Focus:
Planetary Astronomy


I'm a 4th-year undergraduate majoring in Geophysics and minoring in Astrophysics. I'm a registered storm spotter and help manage the Department's website, social media, finances, events, graphic design and a handful of other odd jobs. :)

Research Interests

My work has so far focused on observing minor planets' features through stellar occultations, SETI and environmental monitoring of Puget Sound.


Cortellesi, T. "Reworking the SETI Paradox: METI's Place on the Continuum of Astrobiological Signaling." JBIS, 73 No. 07 pp. 260-267, (July 2020).