June Stenzel

PhD Candidate

June Stenzel is a PhD candidate in MIT AeroAstro. She received a B.S. in Physics from Texas A&M University in 2018, and a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering at MIT in 2022. Her research interests include astronomy & space science, space systems, systems engineering, uncertainty quantification, and verification & mission assurance.


Before MIT, June was a researcher in A&M’s Astronomical Instrumentation Lab, with a research focus in stellar astronomy. She has worked for several years in the private sector as a software engineer, developing physics simulations and verification & validation processes for NASA missions. At MIT, June’s current research is focused on developing more efficient and effective methods for verification & testing of complex science systems.