Curriculum Vitae

Andrea Antoni

Graduate Student & NSF Fellow

UC Berkeley Astronomy Department

Pronouns: she/her


Astrophysics PhD, University of California, Berkeley, expected 2024

Astrophysics MA, University of California, Berkeley, May 2020

Physics (Astrophysics) BS, University of California, Santa Cruz, 8/2018. Summa cum laude, Dean’s Award for Outstanding Senior Thesis, GPA: 4.0

Math AA, Physics AS, West Valley College, 5/2015. Honor Graduate, Dean’s List, GPA: 4.0

Research History

Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley, Advisor: Eliot Quataert, 2018 –

Undergraduate Researcher, UC Santa Cruz, Advisors Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz and Morgan Macleod, 2015 – 2018

Undergraduate Fellow, Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics: Astrophysics with Gravitational Wave Detections, 2017

Summer Research Fellow, Lamat Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Advisors: Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz and Jill Naiman, 2015

Awards and Scholarships
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2020-2023
  • Berkeley Graduate Fellowship, 2018-2020
  • Barry Goldwater Scholarship, 2017-2018
  • Elmer A. Fridley Scholarship in the Physical Sciences, UCSC Division of Physical & Biological Sciences, 2017
  • UROP Research Scholarship, California Space Grant Consortium, 2016 and 2017
  • Undergraduate Research in the Sciences Award, UCSC Division of Physical & Biological Sciences, 2016
  • Regents Scholarship, University of California Regents, 2015 – 2017
Journal Publications

Ricardo Yarza, Naela Razo Lopez, Ariadna Murguia-Berthier, Rosa Wallace Everson, Andrea Antoni, Morgan MacLeod, Melinda Soares-Furtado, Dongwook Lee, & Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz. Hydrodynamics and survivability during post-main-sequence planetary engulfment. Submitted to ApJ. [arXiv:2203.11227]

Andrea Antoni and Eliot Quataert. Numerical Simulations of the Random Angular Momentum in Convection: Implications for Supergiant Collapse to Form Black Holes. MNRAS, 511, 176 (2022).

Nicholas Kaaz, Sophie Lund Schrøder, Jeff J. Andrews, Andrea Antoni, & Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz. The hydrodynamic evolution of binary black holes embedded within the vertically stratified disks of active galactic nuclei. [arXiv:2103.12088]

Soumi De, Morgan MacLeod, Rosa Wallace-Everson, Andrea Antoni, Ilya Mandel, & Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz. Common Envelope Wind Tunnel: The Effects of Binary Mass Ratio and Implications for the Accretion-Driven Growth of LIGO Binary Black Holes. ApJ, 897, 2 (2020). [ADS]

Andrea Antoni, Morgan MacLeod, & Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz. The Evolution of Binaries in a Gaseous Medium: Three-Dimensional Simulations of Binary Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion. ApJ, 884, 22 (2019).

Nicolas Kaaz, Andrea Antoni, & Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz. Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion onto Star Clusters. ApJ, 876, 142 (2019). [ADS]

Morgan MacLeod, Andrea Antoni, Ariadna Murguia-Berthier, Phillip Macias, & Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz. Common Envelope Wind Tunnel: Coefficients of Drag and Accretion in a Simplified Context for Studying Flows Around Objects Embedded Within Stellar Envelopes. ApJ, 838, 56 (2017). [ADS]

Ariadna Murguia-Berthier, Morgan MacLeod, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Andrea Antoni, & Phillip Macias. Accretion Disk Assembly During Common Envelope Evolution: Implications for Feedback and LIGO Binary Black Hole Formation. ApJ, 845, 173 (2017). [ADS]

Academic Service and Outreach
UC Berkeley:
  • Coordinator, POWER-Bay Area, 2020-
  • Graduate Liaison for Undergraduate Programs, 2020-2021
  • Mentor and Coordinator, Berkeley Astro Scholars, 2020-2021
  • Mentor, CalBridge 2019
  • Mentor, Berkeley Compass Project, 2019
  • Mentor, Physics 153 class for new transfer students, 2019
  • Astronomy Demo Volunteer, CalDay, UC Berkeley, 2019
  • Panelist, Women in STEM conference, West Valley College, 2019
  • Speaker, Girls Paving the Way (Lakeview Middle School Chapter), 2018
UC Santa Cruz:
  • Host, STEM Transfer Day Lab Tours, SLUG Lab, 2018
  • Mentor, SPS / WiPA Physics Mentoring Program, 2018
  • Panelist, STEM Transfer Day Student Panel, 2017
  • Host, Watsonville High School Tours, SLUG Lab, 2017
  • Director, UCSC Supercomputer Lab for Undergraduates, 2016 – 2018
  • Host, Astronomy Dept. External Review Committee, SLUG Lab, 2016
  • Member, Lamat REU Selection Committee, 2016
West Valley College:
  • Math Tutor, Math Resource Center, Subjects: Arithmetic, Algebra, Calculus (I, II, III), Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, 2012 – 2015
  • Member, Student Learning and Program Effectiveness Committee, 2015
  • Co-President, Graphic Designer, Webmaster, West Valley STEM Club, 2014
  • Organizer, STEM Fair, 2014
News Articles

“Shooting for the stars,” D. White, UC Santa Cruz Magazine, October 2018. [article]

“Undergrad wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship,” T. Stephens, April 2017. [article]