Research

My work focuses on the quenching of star formation on a galactic scale with investigation methods of combing optical observations and cosmological simulations.

The Suppression of Star Formation on the Smallest Scales

Research on Ultra-faint Dwarf galaxies using observations from the Hubble Space Telescope and N-body cosmological simualations (ELVIS) to investigate the role environmental mechanisms play in the quenching of these galaxies' star formation. View on ADS!

My Presentation on This Research from the 2018 UC Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop!

Nth Author Work

This work reports radio SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) observations on a large number of known exoplanets and other nearby star systems using the Allen Telescope Array (ATA). My contribution refined machine-learning processes to better conduct searches for intelligent extraterrestrial life. I conducted this work through a CAMPARE 2014 summer internship with Dr. Gerry Harp at the SETI Institute.

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Curriculum Vitae

Currently a graduate student in the Physics & Astronomy Department at UCI with an expected graduation date of 2022! Experience includes the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Junior Board of Directors Fellow of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and various methods of extensive outreach.

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Outreach, Teaching, Service

I conduct astronomy outreach focusing on underrepresented minorities and primarily with K-12 Special Needs students (including children on the Autism Spectrum and those with Down Syndrome). I have previously instructed Intro to Astronomy Lab at Cal State Long Beach. Additionaly, I am the Junior Board Fellow on the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Board of Directors, I serve on UCI Physics & Astronomy Inclusive Excellence Committee and their Physics Graduate Caucaus.

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Science Communication

I'm passionate about using various social media platforms to meet young girls where they are, and spread astronomy knowledge and encourage them to follow their dreams. Come join me!

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