I’m a research assistant professor in the Physics and Astronomy department at the University of Pittsburgh. I earned my Ph.D. in Astronomy from The Ohio State University and my B.S. in Physics and Astronomy from Yale University.
My current research focuses on:
- estimating photometric redshifts of galaxies using deep capsule networks (w/ Biprateep Dey and Jeff Newman),
- constraining hard-to-determine properties of our own Milky Way (e.g., the UV-to-IR spectral energy distribution) by using statistical methods, such as Gaussian Process Regression, to leverage large samples of similar galaxy (w/ Cat Fielder and Jeff Newman), and
- determining the evolution of the high mass end of the mass-metallicity relation from z ~ 0.8 to today (w/ Zach Lewis, Mariah Jones, Katie Mack, and Rachel Bezanson).
My Ph.D. research explored the growth and evolution of galaxies as traced by changes in the abundance of chemical elements in their gas (w/ Paul Martini) and stars (w/ David Weinberg and Jennifer Johnson). I developed a code called flexCE to make theoretical predictions for the chemical evolution of a galaxy over its lifetime.