Alexia Kubas

Astronomy & Space Sciences


Hello! My name is Alexia and I began my Ph.D. at Cornell in Fall 2022. Advised by Dr. Britney Schmidt, I research periglacial processes on Earth and Ceres through geophysical and numerical modeling techniques. I am interested in what drives pingo (ice-cored hills in permafrost regions) formation and evolution on Earth and whether these landforms exist on other planets, like Mars and Ceres. Pingo location, morphology, and evolution provide insight into complex interactions between groundwater and ice and, ultimately, the subsurface hydrology of planets.

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Astronomy with minors in Physics, Mathematics, and Planetary Sciences from the University of Arizona in 2022. In my free time, I love singing, reading, drinking coffee, and being outdoors!