Victoria "Cat" Catlett is a software engineer at the Green Bank Observatory (GBO).
They earned a BS in Physics and a BS in Mathematics from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2022. Now, Cat works on general software maintenance of the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), designing new monitoring algorithms for the GBT, and developing a new Python-based data reduction package for single-dish radio telescopes with astronomers at The University of Maryland.
They also do outreach for The Society of Physics Students (SPS) after having served as the student representative on the SPS Executive Committee during the 2021-2022 school year, and they frequently host scientific programming workshops.
For "A Sign in Space," Cat has been working with the Outreach team to design a livestream event for the signal receipt, and they are putting together a platform to host the signal decoding process.
(Photo credit: NSF/GBO/Jill Malusky)