Charlotte Minsky


PhD, Harvard University (in progress) 2022-
Environmental Science and Engineering

MPhil, University of Cambridge 2021-2022
History and Philosophy of Science

BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2016-2020
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Humanities and Engineering in history and computer science


Co-lead, COVID Racial Data Tracker 2020-2021
The COVID Tracking Project

Publications and Presentations


Guerrero, N.A., et al. (incl. Minsky, C.), “The TESS Objects of Interest Catalog from the TESS Prime Mission”, Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 2021.


[Cancelled due to COVID-19] Panel: “Universities and Slavery”, Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, 2020.


Minsky, C., et al. “Using the Rossiter-McLaughlin Effect to Probe the Atmosphere of HD 189733 b.” American Astronomical Society 235th Meeting, 2020.

Minsky, C., et al. “Assessing Bias in the Exoplanetary Atmospheric Retrieval Process.” Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science V, 2019.


Guest teacher, Modern Iran and Islam, the Middle East, and the West 2018
Department of History, MIT

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Astronomy 2017
Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Norfolk via Boston University Prison Education Program/Petey Greene

Fellowships, Awards, and Merit Societies

Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2020, deferred to 2021

Phi Beta Kappa 2020

MIT Karl Taylor Compton Prize 2020

MIT History Undergraduate Writing Prize 2020

MIT Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Achievement Award 2019

Institutional Service

MIT Academic Policies and Regulations Team (COVID-19 response) 2020

MIT Faculty Policy Committee 2019-2020

MIT College of Computing Advisory Committee 2019-2020

MIT Digital Humanities Steering Committee 2019-2020

MIT Subcommittee on the Humanities Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement 2019-2020

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