Daniela Mata

Field Astronomer


Daniela obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at her hometown university, Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas. After graduating, she earned a Master’s in Astrophysics at Université Côte d’Azur in Nice, France, where she specialized in galactic archaeology. Daniela is now an associate editor at Astronomy magazine and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. So far, she has traveled to a dozen countries — the latest adventure was in Turkey in August 2023 through Eclipse Traveler.