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), as well as the design of the new spectrograph for APO. I am currently finishing my undergraduate research which involves using high-resolution adaptive optics-fed instruments at the Gemini South and Keck II telescopes to study massive star formation in the Orion Nebula Cluster.

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EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON  SEPTEMBER 2018-PRESENT

GRADUATE STUDENT, 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)

DESIGN OF THE NEW SPECTROGRAPH FOR APACHE POINT OBSERVATORY

 

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:

SUSTAINING INTEREST IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND RESEARCH IN SOCIETYOCTOBER 2014-JUNE 2017

CO-ORGANIZER:

UCSD CONFERENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN IN PHYSICSJANUARY 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

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

 

 

 

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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