Bio


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. My current research focuses on using ambient radio noise, such as the Sun, as a signal to measure the thickness of ice sheets. The objective is to develop a low-resource radar that monitors glaciers by exploiting the Sun’s radio waves, instead of transmitting its own source for echo detection. While at Stanford, I have worked to enhance the diversity and inclusion of graduate education by serving as a mentor for Stanford’s Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education program, El Centro Chicano y Latino, the Bay Area Graduate Pathways to STEM, and Engineering Diversity Programs.

Honors & Awards


  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Student Prize Paper Award, IEEE (2019)
  • El Centro Chicano y Latino Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, Stanford University (2019)
  • Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Fellowship, Stanford VPGE (2018)
  • AGU Cryosphere Flash Freeze Innovation Award, American Geophysical Union (2017)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2016)
  • Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Doctoral Fellowship, Stanford VPGE (2015)
  • Stanford Engineering Larry and Joan Owen Fellowship, Stanford Electrical Engineering (2015)
  • GEM Ph.D. Engineering Associate Fellowship, The National GEM Consortium (2015)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Student Member, American Geophysical Union (2016 - Present)
  • Student Member, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (2012 - Present)
  • Student Member, International Glaciological Society (2017 - Present)
  • Student Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2014 - Present)

Stanford Advisors


Lab Affiliations


All Publications


  • Two Dimensional Image Formation with Passive Radar Using the Sun for Echo Detection IGARSS 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Peters, S. T., Schroeder, D. M., Castelleti, D., Haynes, M. S., Romero-Wolf, A. 2019: 10091–94
  • In Situ Demonstration of a Passive Radio Sounding Approach Using the Sun for Echo Detection IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING Peters, S. T., Schroeder, D. M., Castelletti, D., Haynes, M., Romero-Wolf, A. 2018; 56 (12): 7338–49
  • FIRST IN-SITU DEMONSTRATION OF PASSIVE RADIO SOUNDING USING THE SUN AS A SOURCE FOR ECHO DETECTION Peters, S. T., Schroeder, D. M., Castelletti, D., Haynes, M., Romero-Wolf, A., IEEE IEEE. 2018: 4154–57