I am an astrophysicist at the
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics (CfA), and my primary research interest is star (and brown
dwarf) formation, which I study through the use of infrared and visible
wavelength observations. I am also Principal Investigator for a
NASA Astrophysics Data Analysis Program
entitled "Assessing the Role of Environment in Star Formation: Isolated Bok
Globules Versus Bright-Rimmed Clouds."
During my time at the CfA, I have worked as part of a large group, the
Gould Belt (GB)
Survey team. The GB survey is one of the Spitzer Space Telescope legacy programs. Prior to CfA, I was a
postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia. I have a Master's degree
in physics and a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Rochester.