You can check out my CV and list of publications here.
My research is focused on galaxy evolution, particularly on star-forming galaxies at z~2, AKA "Cosmic Noon". My recent work uses near-infrared spectroscopy from MOSFIRE on Keck through the ZFIRE collaboration, which is a follow up of galaxies within over-dense regions identified in the ZFOURGE survey.
I find the cluster environment to be fascinating. Clusters are the most extreme locations in the universe, where we can test our models of dark matter, relativity, radiative transfer, and galaxy evolution. In the local universe, there is a correlation between galaxy properties such as morphology, size, and star-formation rate and the environmental density in which the galaxy is located. So I am curious when and how these galaxies start to be influenced from the cluster environment.
Additionally, after my experience as a Keck Visiting Scholar from November 2017 to January 2018, I have developed an interest in software instrumentation and data reduction. While still a beginner, I get a thrill out of seeing raw astronomical data become beautiful spectra. My specialties lie in near-infrared spectroscopic data and very red optical spectroscopy, but I love learning about all data reduction. Observing is the best part of the job, and data reduction pipelines are a key part of getting the best data possible!
I am an LSST Data Science Fellow, which is a data science training program for astronomy graduate students. As we enter the era of big data astronomy, knowledge of statistics, databases, software, and signal processing will become increasingly important to astronomers. This program has taught me a lot about applying proper statistics to the models I use, functional coding practices, image processing, visualization, and science communication.