I live in Amherst, MA where I enjoy hiking, bicycling and brewing. If I'm not working away in Lederle Tower you might find me in the Campus Center getting coffee or in town checking out book stores. Please feel free to swing by my office anytime for a chat! I love to talk about my work, Astronomy outreach, and fun activities to do in Amherst. 

A view of Pioneer Valley with my fellow graduate students Sarah Betti and Natalie DeNigris. The lovable yellow lab's name is Ray. 



Galaxy Evolution 

How do galaxy's change and evolve over time? How do feedback processes related to star-formation and active galactic nuclei influence their host galaxy and local environment?  

Cosmic Reionization 

How was the universe reionized by z ~ 6? Which processes allow star-forming dwarf galaxies to efficiently leak ionizing photons? 

2013 - 2017

Tufts University 

BA in Astrophysics. magna cum laude. 

Senior thesis. high honors. 

2017 - present

University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

Ph.D. student. 

Research Interests


Astronomy @ UMass. 

The Astronomy Department at UMass, Amherst is located in the John W. Lederle Graduate Research Center Tower (Lederle). My office is on the fifth floor, near our coffee room and the first year offices. We have more offices and meeting rooms on the sixth and eighth floors as well. Graduate courses are typically taught in rooms on the first and thirteenth floors. Colloquium and journal club happen in the tenth floor presentation room. 

University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

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Image credit: 

Four ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor plain. 

ESO/José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org)

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