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Travis Nicholson

Affiliation: 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Memory/Sentiment: 

As an undergraduate, I did research in one of Debbie's labs. Working for her was an amazing experience. She was a kind and generous advisor, and she was committed to the idea that her students should receive first rate scientific training. Debbie often took time out of her busy schedule to sit down with me and make sure that I was learning important concepts and techniques, to make sure that I was staying on top of my classes, and to provide mentorship for the next phases of my career. I always looked up to Debbie, and she remained a trusted friend after I graduated. Her death is a tremendous loss for our field, JILA, and the many people she impacted for the better.