Dr. Rockosi is a faculty member at UC Santa Cruz and researcher at UCO/Lick Observatory. Her research is on how galaxies form. She spends much of her time observing stars in our Galaxy to find out what they can tell us about how the Milky Way formed. She is also interested in making new astronomical instruments to measure new things about the universe. She has worked on large cameras for astronomical surveys, and on instruments that measure the distances and contents of far-away galaxies.