Post doctoral researcher in dwarf galaxies, CSIRO

I am an astronomer and currently, I am working at CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science as a Postdoctoral Fellow. My main area of research is on dwarf galaxies and understanding how the form and evolve.

Prior to my current position, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, WV. Before that, I was a Predoctoral Fellow at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ where I completed my PhD dissertation. I received my PhD in Astronomy in 2011 and my Masters in Physics in 2008 from Georgia State University.

Outside of astronomy, I enjoy spending time with my husband and four year old daughter. We like going on walks, having picnics, and visiting museums, aquariums, and zoos.

Experience

  • –present
    Post doctoral researcher in dwarf galaxies, CSIRO
  • 2011–2013
    Postdoctoral fellow, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
  • 2008–2011
    Pre-doctoral Fellow, Lowell Observatory

Education

  • 2011 
    Georgia State University, Doctor of Philosophy in Astronomy
  • 2008 
    Georgia State University, Master of Science in Physics
  • 2000 
    Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Probability

Grants and Contracts

  • 2010
    NRAO Student Observing Support
    Role:
    Graduate student funding for radio astronomy research
    Funding Source:
    National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Professional Memberships

  • The Astronomical Society of Australia
  • American Astronomical Society