National Aeronautics and Space Administration + NASA Quest
+ Search Quest
+ NASA Ames Education
 Find it at NASA
 lassen landscape
Lassen 2008

photo of Raechel Harnoto

Raechel Harnoto
Biology Student
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Summer Intern NASA Ames

Hi! I'm Raechel Harnoto. I am a second year Biology major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and I hope to get into astrobiology in the future. I am working as a summer student at NASA Ames Research Center, and I have been conducting a growth experiment examining the effects of low water activity due to kosmotropic salts on bacterial growth. I hope to find that kosmotropic salts make low water activity environments more habitable.

When I'm not doing science, I enjoy reading and all sorts of crafting. I'm very involved with the band program at my school. I am a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi (the national honorary fraternity for college band members), I play the flute and I will be joining the color guard for the upcoming marching season. I also used to do gymnastics and I still love to do cartwheels, handstands and walkovers on the lawn upon occasion.

I'm very excited for Lassen 2008, and I'm looking forward to a week of awesome science.  

 FirstGov  NASA

Editor: Linda Conrad
NASA Official: Liza Coe
Last Updated:February 2006

Teachers Contact: Liza Coe