Matthew Pryal is a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia. His research interests include studying extrasolar planet (exoplanets) and solar system dynamics. His doctoral research is on modeling the radio emission from exoplanets due to auroras in the upper atmosphere. Matthew is also an active member of the astronomy outreach program Dark Skies Bright Kids, an organization bringing exciting astronomy and science outreach to underserved communities throughout Virginia. Matthew received his B.S. in astronomy and astrophysics from Penn State University and an M.S. in astronomy from the University of Virginia.