Dr. Samaiyah Farid is a Project Scientist in the High Altitude Observatory at NCAR. Dr. Farid's research focuses on understanding the thermal and magnetic evolution of coronal eruptions using ground and space-based observations and 3D models. Her current research investigates the manifestations of jets, plumes, and other reconnection-driven features in white-light coronagraph data, specifically the Mauna Loa K-coronagraph, and EUV and X-ray data such as Solar Dynamics Observatory's Atmospheric Imaging Array, Hinode X-ray Telescope (XRT). She is also a PUNCH Associate Investigator team member and Co-PI of the GEO REU Network, a community of undergraduate internship managers across the US.
Dr. Farid received her PhD from Vanderbilt University in 2020 and completed her dissertation research as a pre-doctoral fellow at the Center for Astrophysics Harvard & Smithsonian. She was a Heising-Simons Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University, before coming to HAO in 2022. Prior to her PhD, Dr. Farid worked as a support scientist at the University of Alabama-Huntsville and the Center for Astrophysics where she was an XRT team member. Dr. Farid is active in community engagement and an advocate for equitable and community-based science participation. In her spare time, Dr. Farid enjoys spending time with her family and failing at DIY projects.