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I am a professor in physics and astronomy at St. Mary’s College of California. My research focuses on understanding the formation of stars in our Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies. I approach these problems using a mixture of analytical and numerical techniques. Additionally, I enjoy thinking about college level pedagogy, the instruction of introductory STEM courses, the professional development of higher education faculty, and general science communication.
Previously I was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Texas Austin, where I worked with Stella Offner. Before that, I was a graduate student, NSF graduate fellow, and UCB dissertation fellow at the University of California Berkeley and worked with Chris McKee and Steve Stahler. Prior to graduate school, I completed Part III of the Mathematics Tripos at Cambridge University and was an undergraduate at Northwestern University, where I worked with Fred Rasio.