Annastasia Haynie is a graduate student at University of Southern California and works at the Carnegie Observatories as a USC-Carnegie Fellow. She is broadly interested in astrophysical explosions and works with Anthony Piro on numerically modeling the shock breakout signal of core-collapse supernovae. At USC, she is also a part of Vera Gluscevic's Cosmolab group, the President of the Women in Physics organization, Vice President of the Graduate Association for Students in Physics, and the Physics Department Liaison for the Women in Science and Engineering organization.