I am a prize research fellow at the Space Telescope Science Institute. My time is divided equally between personal research on massive star formation and mission support with the JWST/MIRI instrumentation team.
I received my B.A. in physics and astrophysics from U.C. Berkeley in May 2012. I received my M. A. in physics in May 2014 and my Ph.D. in physics in May 2018 from Johns Hopkins University. My Ph.D. thesis with Dr. Margaret Meixner has focused on massive star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud, with an emphasis on young stellar objects greater than 20 solar masses forming within their natal molecular gas clumps.
I discovered the super star cluster candidate H72.97-69.39 in the N79 region of the Large Magellanic Cloud that can one day rival the famous R136 super star cluster in 30 Doradus. My current and future research involves analyzing multi-wavelength data to determine the stellar content and molecular gas conditions in H72.97-69.39.