NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow

January 2020- Assistant Professor, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

I completed my Ph.D. in May 2017 working with Dr. David Wilner on 'Millimeter Studies of Nearby Debris Disks.' Since Sepetember 2017, I am an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics postdoctoral fellow at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) in Washington, D.C. Starting in January 2020, I will be an assistant professor in the APS (Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences) Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. My research program leverages multi-wavelength observations to explore the formation and potential habitability of planetary systems. Much of my work makes use of a variety of (sub)millimeter and radio interferometers, including the Submillimeter Array (SMA), the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA), the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA), and the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA). For more information, including short descriptions of several ongoing projects, see my research and publications pages, or check out a complete list of my publications and abstracts on ADS.

I am also a member of the NASA Infrared Science Interest Group (IR SIG) Leadership Council and the Origins Space Telescope (OST) Disks and Planet Formation Working Group. For more information on current activities in the IR community, please check out our website.

Outside of research, I am actively involved in a number of outreach programs and organizations supporting women in STEM fields. I am currently working to design an astronomy curriculum for the Carnegie First Light program, a weekend science program for Washington, D.C. middle school students. I also serve as a WorldWide Telescope Ambassador and taught with Science Club for Girls throughout most of college and graduate school. In my spare time, I am an avid runner, hiker, and mountaineer, and play violin in various community and pit orchestras.

My full CV is available here: Download PDF (Updated June 2019)