ABOUT ME

I'm interested in understanding how galaxy growth and evolution are driven by gas flows between the interstellar and circumgalactic medium. I use emission- and absorption-line probes of extraplanar and circumgalactic gas to characterize the structural, kinematic, and chemical connections between galaxies and their gaseous environments. I'm also invested in efforts to increase public engagement with science and the Universe, and to make the field of Astronomy a place where everyone's ideas and perspectives are valued. Please click below to view my full CV.

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At Las Campanas Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Gaseous, disk-halo interfaces

Emission-line studies of extraplanar gas kinematics

Circumgalactic medium

Absorption-line probes of CGM structure, kinematics, and chemical composition with HST-COS

Non-thermal galaxy halos

Turbulent, magnetic field, and cosmic ray properties of gaseous galactic halos

PhD, Astronomy, August 2018

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Advisors: Profs. Ellen Zweibel & Jay Gallagher

"New Perspectives on the Dynamical State of Extraplanar Diffuse Ionized Gas Layers"

MS, Astronomy, August 2014

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Advisors: Profs. Ellen Zweibel & Jay Gallagher

BS, Astrophysics, May 2012

Haverford College

Advisor: Prof. Beth Willman