Tatum was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and graduated from Discovery Canyon Campus High School. At a young age, Tatum discovered a passion for art and space, which fueled her curiosity to explore the unknown. Her rooted interests and ancestral ties to the Hawaiian Islands led her to pursue a B.S. in Astrophysics and a B.A. in Information & Computer Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. So far, she has engaged in two research projects involving machine learning and galaxy merger simulations. Post-graduation, Tatum plans on chasing her new interest in instrumentation in grad school or through an immediate job opportunity. In her free time, Tatum enjoys creating art, photography, surfing, free diving, and looking for shells.

Home Island: Maui

High School: Discovery Canyon Campus High School

Institution when accepted: University of Hawaii at Manoa

Project Site: W. M. Keck Observatory: Keck, Waimea, Big Island HI

Mentor: Charlotte Guthery

Project Abstract:

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