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I am a postdoctoral scholar in the FOGGIE group at Space Telescope Science Insitute. I obtained my PhD in Astronomy from The Ohio State University Department of Astronomy in July 2019 and my Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from California Institute of Technology in 2013. My research interests include the circumgalactic medium (CGM), galaxy formation and evolution, galactic winds, and how stellar feedback impacts star formation. I have experience in exploring the physics of the CGM using analytic theory, simulations, and observations. I am currently focused on connecting these three approaches to produce a complete model of how galactic winds impact the CGM.
For a significant part of my graduate student career, I was the Planetarium TA for the Arne Slettebak Planetarium at The Ohio State University. I scheduled and presented private and public shows in the planetarium, as well as developed new content and trained new volunteer presenters. I completed a brand new show all about the New Horizons mission to Pluto, as well as producing content for many other modules and full shows. You can find the free public show schedule for the planetarium here.
I was a Kavli student fellow at the Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics at the Computational Center for Astrophysics at Flatiron University in NYC in summer 2018, where I had the wonderful opportunity to work with a variety of scientists at all stages in their careers, learning all about computational problems in galaxy formation and gaining experience in galaxy formation simulations. Here's a video of my project presentation from the program: link.