Today I received my official letter from the Chancellor at UC Davis that (as of July 1) I will be promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. I sincerely acknowledge and thank in particular all of my mentors in (astro)physics over the last ~18 years who helped me arrive at this point.
Today Sarah Loebman starts her new position as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at the University of California, Merced, where Sarah is spearheading a new astrophysics program. Sarah has been a NASA Hubble Fellow and Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow with our group since 2017. Congratulations Sarah!
We are so excited that Sarah Loebman has accepted a faculty position at the University of California, Merced, where she will start as an assistant professor in their Department of Physics in fall 2020! We are doubly excited because, as one of their two inaugural astrophysics faculty, Sarah will start a new astrophysics program within their department. Fortunately for us, she will stay with our group at UC Davis for another year to finish her NASA Hubble Fellowship and Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations Sarah!!
Samantha Benincasa joins our group as a postdoctoral research scholar. Sam recently earned her Ph.D. in physics at McMaster University, working with James Wadsley on simulations of galaxy formation. Sam works on the inter-stellar medium (ISM) gas in galaxies, including giant molecular clouds (GMCs), their relation to star formation, and how they are affected by stellar feedback. Welcome Sam!