Astronomer. Pianist. Cat Enthusiast.
My research focuses on studying the connection between star formation and the interstellar medium in galaxy simulations, with an emphasis on the galactic environment. Click on an image to see the paper.
GMC Formation in Disk Galaxies: Characterizing Simulated Versus Observed Cloud Catalogs
GMC formation in a co-rotating frame of reference
The anatomy of a star-forming galaxy: pressure-driven regulation in simulated galaxies
Pressure-driven regulation of star formation
A tale of two clump masses: a new way to study clump formation in simulations
High redshift clump formation - a new approach
Live Fast, Die Young: GMC lifetimes in the Latte cosmological simulations
Connecting GMCs and star clusters in the Latte cosmo zooms
The anatomy of a star-forming galaxy II: the role of FUV heating in the structure of galaxies
The role of FUV in shaping the ISM and star formation
I have been actively involved in multiple outreach initiatives focused both on science communication and the development of programs to promote equity and inclusivity in physics and astronomy.
Most recently, I have acted as president of People for Inclusivity in Physics & Astronomy (PIPA, formerly GWIPA). PIPA hosts an annual event to encourage girls to continue in the physical sciences. Click below, or on the right to learn more about Girls in Science Day.
PhD (Physics), McMaster University 2018
MSc (Physics), McMaster University 2014
BSc (Honours Physics), McMaster University 2012
Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis 2018-present
Graduate Researcher, McMaster University 2012-2018
Research Assistant, University of Hokkaido 2012
CCAPP/NSERC Fellow, OSU, 2020-present