Research

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:

http://www.keckobservatory.org/recent/entry/primordial_galaxy_discovered_first_of_its_kind

https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/astronomers-see-faintest-furthest-galaxy/

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/cosmic-superlens-gives-telescopes-boost

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