News!

August 8, 2022
Our STARFORGE collaboration paper titled “Effects of the environment and feedback physics on the initial mass function of stars in the STARFORGE simulations”, led by David Guszejnov, has been featured by UT Austin and the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian.

January 17, 2022
Our STARFORGE collaboration paper titled “The dynamics and outcome of star formation with jets, radiation, winds, and supernovae in concert”, led by Mike Grudic (Hubble Fellow @ Carnegie Observatories), has been featured on astrobites, which is a site sponsored by the AAS that summarizes astronomy research papers for a broad audience. Please find the paper summary here.

January 11, 2022
Our STARFORGE collaboration paper titled “The dynamics and outcome of star formation with jets, radiation, winds, and supernovae in concert”, led by Mike Grudic (Hubble Fellow @ Carnegie Observatories), has been featured in https://www.newscientist.com/. Please find the article here.

December 28, 2021
Our ORION2 magneto-hydrodynamics adaptive mesh refinement simulation code used to model star formation is now public! Check out our JOSS article here that includes a link to the repository to ORION2.

February 16, 2021
Very proud to report my summer Banneker student, Mikayla Wilson, got an Honorable Mention for the AAS Chambliss Student Achievement Astronomy Award for her excellent research poster!

September 4, 2020
Our paper titled “Winds in Star Clusters Drive Kolmogorov Turbulence“, led by Monica Gallegos-Garcia (graduate student @ Northwestern), has been featured on astrobites. Please find the paper summary here.

July 9, 2020
I was interviewed by Astronomy Magazine for their article titled “The Sun’s Lost Siblings.”

July 6, 2020
Our paper titled “The Role of Outflows, Radiation Pressure, and Magnetic Fields in Massive Star Formation” has been featured on astrobites. Please find the paper summary here.

May 20, 2020
I had the honor to give an interview about my research for #astrochats hosted by Erika Wright of the Micro Observatory (@MicroObs). Please check out my youtube interview here:
My astrochats interview!

February 15, 2017
I’m excited to announce that I will be joining the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics next Fall as a joint  Einstein-ITC  Post-doctoral Fellow.
NASA Press release for 2017 Einstein, Hubble, and Sagan Fellows

January 27, 2017
My talk from the AAS 229th Meeting, which featured my work on  massive star formation, has been featured on SkyandTelescope.com!
Sky and Telescope article

November 11, 2016
I am proud to announce that I won the AAS Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize. This award provides travel support  to the 2017 AAS Winter meeting in Grapevine, Texas in which I will be presenting my dissertation research.
Check out the Doxsey Prize 2017 winners here.

September 20, 2016
I am proud to announce that I received an ARCS Foundation fellowship!
UCSC ARCS story

July 15,2016
Our massive star formation work has been featured on NewScientist.com!
New Scientist article

July 1, 2016
I am proud to announce that I received an American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship!
My AAUW profile
UCSC AAUW story