curriculum vitae

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Appointments

Education

Honors and Awards

Research Advising

Undergraduate students
  • Kareem El-Badry – Caltech SURF summer research   2015
  • Sierra Chapman – undergraduate thesis   2018 – 2019
PhD students
  • Jenna Samuel   2018 –
  • Isaiah Santistevan   2018 –
  • Matt Bellardini   2018 –
Postdocs
  • Sarah Loebman – NASA Hubble Fellow & UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow   2017 –
  • Samantha Benincasa – Postdoctoral Research Scholar   2018 –

Organizing Conferences

Organizing Departmental Colloquia & Seminars

  • TAPIR Seminar – Caltech   2014 – 2016
  • Yale Organized Discussion of Astronomy – Yale University   2013
  • Galaxy Lunch seminar and discussion – Yale University   2011 – 2013
  • Astronomy Colloquium – Yale University   2011

Professional Service

Telescope Time Allocation Committee
  • Caltech (2 semesters)   2015
  • Yale University (3 semesters)   2012 – 2013
Grant Review Panel
  • NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG)
  • NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships (AAPF)
  • NASA Astrophysics Theory Program (ATP)
Journal Referee
  • Physical Review Letters (PRL)
  • The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ)
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS)

Grant Funding Awarded ($2.0 million)

Supercomputing Time Awarded (323 million core-hours)

  • PI:  NASA Pleiades – 9.8 M core-hours   2018
    Understanding the physics of gas stripping & star-formation quenching of the satellite dwarf galaxies in the Local Group
  • PI:  XSEDE Stampede 2 – 5.6 M core-hours   2017
    Simulating the Local Group
  • co-I (PI: Joseph Smidt):  LANL Grizzly – 30 M core-hours   2017
    Simulating the Dark Matter Distribution in the Local Group with State-of-the-Art Physics & Unprecedented Resolution
  • co-I (PI: Phil Hopkins):  NASA Pleiades – 13.2 M core-hours   2017
    The Origins of the Stellar Initial Mass Function & Star Clusters
  • co-I (PI: Phil Hopkins):  NCSA Blue Waters – 160 M core-hours   2017
    Probing New Physics in Galaxy Formation at Ultra-High Resolution
  • PI:  NASA Pleiades – 16.4 M core-hours   2016
    Simulating the Proper Motions of Dwarf Galaxies around the Milky Way
  • co-I (PI: Phil Hopkins):  NASA Pleiades – 31.2 M core-hours   2016
    FIRE: Dark Matter & Galaxy Formation with Unprecedented Physics & Resolution
  • co-I (PI: Shea Garrison-Kimmel):  NASA Pleiades – 22 M core-hours   2016
    The Local Group: Galaxy Formation in the Nearby Universe with State-of-the-Art Hydrodynamics
  • PI:  XSEDE Stampede – 3.6 M core-hours   2016
    Simulating the Local Group
  • PI:  NASA Pleiades – 1.2 M core-hours   2015
    Dwarf Galaxies of the Large Magellanic Cloud
  • co-I (PI: Phil Hopkins):  NASA Pleiades – 12 M core-hours   2015
    The Milky Way: Dark Matter & Galaxy Formation with Unprecedented Physics
  • co-PI (with Phil Hopkins):  XSEDE Stampede – 7 M core-hours   2015
    The Milky Way: A Billion Particles on FIRE
  • co-I (PI: Phil Hopkins):  NASA Pleiades – 6 M core-hours   2014
    The Milky Way: Dark Matter & Galaxy Formation with Unprecedented Physics
  • co-PI (with Phil Hopkins):  XSEDE Stampede – 5 M core-hours   2014
    The Milky Way: A Billion Particles on FIRE

Observing Time Awarded
(HST: 202 orbits,  JWST: 27 hours,  Keck: 6.5 nights,
Gemini: 438 hours)

  • co-I (PI: Tucker Jones):  Keck – 5 nights   2017
    Dissecting Galaxy Formation & Testing Feedback Models on 100 pc Scales: An OSIRIS Survey of Lensed Galaxies at z = 2
  • Collaborator (PI: Dan Weisz):  JWST ERS (Cycle 1) – 27 hours   2017
    The Resolved Stellar Populations Early Release Science Program
  • co-I (PI: Dan Weisz):  Keck – 2.5 nights   2017
    Stellar Chemistry in Isolated Dwarf Galaxies
  • co-I (PI: Gillian Wilson):  HST GO (Cycle 25) – 24 orbits   2017
    The GOGREEN Survey: The Relationship between Quenching, Morphological Transformation & Size Growth of Satellite Galaxies
  • co-PI (with Nitya Kallivayalil):  HST Treasury Program (Cycle 24) – 164 orbits   2016
    Milky Way Cosmology: Laying the Foundation for Full 6-D Dynamical Mapping of the Nearby Universe
  • PI:  Keck – 1 night   2015
    Constraining Star-Formation Quenching Mechanisms using Isolated Low-Mass Galaxies
  • co-I (PI: Tony Sohn):  HST GO (Cycle 23) – 14 orbits   2015
    The First Proper Motions of Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxies: Probing Reionization & Planar Associations of Satellites
  • PI:  Keck – 1 night   2014
    Testing Star-Formation Quenching using Isolated Dwarf Galaxies
  • co-I (PI: Michael Balogh):  Gemini South – 438 hours   2014
    GOGREEN Survey of Dense Galaxy Environments at 1 < z < 1.5