I am interested in studying the Epoch of Reionization using observations. In particular, the question: What role did intrinsically faint galaxies play in reionization? I am part of several collaborations that use the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, and ground-based telescopes, such as the Keck Telescopes to study galaxies that existed during this critical time in the history of the Universe. These collaborations include: GLASS, SURFSUP, and RELICS.
My primary work as a PhD student has been spent analyzing spectra from instruments DEIMOS and MOSFIRE on the Keck Telescopes on Maunakea in Hawaii. I have first hand observing experience, and have taken part in over 20 nights on Keck (either mainland or remote observing). Some of my work has been highlighted in the press: