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Assistant Professor, University of Sussex

A native of Florida, Jillian completed her undergraduate degree in Minnesota, USA, and her graduate program in Victoria, Canada. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Sussex, and now works as an Assistant Professor at Oberlin College in Ohio. In her spare time, Jillian runs an outreach blog called Astroquizzical, which serves as a space for anyone to submit questions about the Universe.


  • 2017–present
    Assistant Professor, Oberlin College
  • 2014–2017
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Sussex
  • 2009–2014
    Graduate Student, University of Victoria


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


  • 2016
    The multiplicity of Herschel 250 μm sources in the COSMOS field, MNRAS
  • 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