Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Astrophysics, University of Sussex

A native of Florida, Jillian completed her undergraduate degree in Minnesota, USA, and her graduate program in Victoria, Canada. She has now joined the University of Sussex as a postdoctoral researcher. In her spare time, Jillian runs an outreach blog called Astroquizzical, which serves as a space for anyone to submit questions about the Universe.


  • 2014–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Sussex
  • 2009–2014
    Graduate Student, University of Victoria


  • 2014 
    University of Victoria, PhD
  • 2009 
    Macalester College, B.A.


  • 2015
    Galaxy pairs in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey – X. Does gas content alter star formation rate enhancement in galaxy interactions?, MNRAS
  • 2012
    The dependence of galaxy group star formation rates and metallicities on large scale environment, MNRAS
  • 2012
    Tracing changes in star formation rate and metallicity out to separations of 80 kpc, MNRAS

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Astronomical Society


Girl Scout Gold Award