About

I am an instrumental astrophysicist and graduate student at the University of Washington. I am working on the retrofit of KOSMOS, the facility spectrograph at Kitt Peak National Observatory to be moved to Apache Point Observatory (APO), specifically on the fabrication and characterization of chemically-etched reflective silicon slits for KOSMOS.

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EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON  SEPTEMBER 2018-PRESENT

GRADUATE STUDENT, ASTRONOMY

ADVISORS: SARAH TUTTLE, EMILY LEVESQUE, BEN WILLIAMS

 

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON  SEPTEMBER 2018-MARCH 2020

MASTERS OF SCIENCE, ASTRONOMY

ADVISOR: SARAH TUTTLE

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGOSEPTEMBER 2013-JUNE 2017

BACHELORS OF SCIENCE, PHYSICS WITH SPECIALIZATION IN ASTROPHYSICS

ADVISOR: QUINN KONOPACKY


RESEARCH

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT JUNE 2018-PRESENT

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTONSEATTLE, WA

RETROFIT OF THE KITT PEAK OHIO STATE MULTI-OBJECT SPECTROGRAPH (KOSMOS)

FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CHEMICALLY-ETCHED SLITS

 

STAFF RESEARCH ASSISTANT JUNE 2017-JUNE 2018

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGOLA JOLLA, CA

CHARACTERIZATION OF THE θ1 ORIONIS B SYSTEM

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT APRIL 2014-JUNE 2017

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGOLA JOLLA, CA

ASTROMETRIC CALIBRATION OF THE GEMINI PLANET IMAGER


TEACHING

TEACHING ASSISTANT:

SPRING 2017

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO

CIRCUITS FOR UPPER DIVISION PHYSICS MAJORS LAB (PHYS 120)LA JOLLA, CA


OUTREACH

SCIENCE EDUCATOR:

FLEET SCIENCE CENTERSEPTEMBER 2017-JUNE 2018

LEAD MENTOR:

UCSD SISTERSOCTOBER 2014-JUNE 2017

CO-ORGANIZER:

UCSD CUWIPJANUARY 2014-JANUARY 2057


PUBLICATIONS

De Rosa, R.J. … Tran, D., et al. 2015, Astrometric Confirmation and Preliminary Orbital Parameters of the Young Exoplanet 51 Eridani b with the Gemini Planet Imager, ApJ, 814, 3


HONORS AND AWARDS

NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM HONORABLE MENTION2019

GO-MAP GRADUATE OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP2018-2020

NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM HONORABLE MENTION2017

CHAMBLISS ASTRONOMY STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD2016

SARAH ROMAN VYSE PHYSICS SCHOLARSHIP2014-2015

UCSD ALUMNI LEADERSHIP AWARD2014-2015


TECHNICAL STRENGTHS

COMPUTER LANGUAGESC, IDL, MATHEMATICA, MATLAB, PYTHON

OPERATING SYSTEMSLINUX/UNIX, MACOS, WINDOWS

SOFTWARELATEX, ORCAD, PSPICE

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Research

ASTROMETRIC CALIBRATION OF THE GEMINI PLANET IMAGER

CHARACTERIZATION OF θ1 ORIONIS B

 

KITT PEAK OHIO STATE MULTI-OBJECT SPECTROGRAPH

 

FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CHEMICALLY-ETCHED SLITS FOR KOSMOS

 

Teaching

TEACHING ASSISTANT:

SPRING 2017, CIRCUITS FOR UPPER DIVISION PHYSICS MAJORS LAB (PHYS 120), UCSD

Contact

BOX 351580

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

SEATTLE, WA 98195


206-543-2922


PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY BUILDING (PAB) 337


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