My research focuses on dusty star-forming galaxies in the distant universe. Using far-infrared observations of the COSMOS field by the Herschel Space Observatory, I am trying to understand the impact of dust on star formation in high redshift galaxies. In addition, I am investigating how galaxies quench their star formation and evolve into red, dead ellipticals.
In addition to my research interests, I also have a passion for education, and have taught multiple inquiry labs as part of the ISEE/Akamai Professional Development Program. I have also been trained and have taught multiple courses using the principles of active learning, which emphasizes student participation and peer learning.
In the Spring of 2013, I created a 5-part seminar series for graduate students and post-docs on Careers for Astronomy PhDs that I gave over a span of 5 weeks at the IfA. A more detailed description of the talks and the slides themselves can be found here. The series goes over possible careers such as astronomical research, teaching, industry, science policy, and more.
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