In Brief (full version pdf here)


PhD in Astronomy, Harvard University, 2010
AM in Astronomy, Harvard University, 2007
BS in Physics & Astronomy,
Yale University, 2005

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Wesleyan University, 2013—
Miller Fellow, UC Berkeley Astronomy, 2010-2012
Graduate Student Researcher, Harvard University, 2005-2010
REU summer intern, UH
Institute for Astronomy, 2004
REU summer intern,
NOAO, 2003
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Yale University, 2002-2005

Research Interests

Planet formation
Circumstellar disk structure and dynamics: gas and dust
Disk evolution: viscous transport and clearing processes
Radio astronomy, aperture synthesis techniques

Honors and Awards

Cottrell Scholar Award, 2018
Bok Prize for research excellence by a Harvard astronomy PhD under age 35, 2015
Miller Fellowship, 2010-2012
Fireman Fellowship for outstanding PhD thesis, Harvard Astronomy Dept, 2010
National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowship, 2007-2010
Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University
Bok Center, 2009
George Beckwith prize in astronomy, Yale University, 2005
Summa Cum Laude, Yale University, 2005
Phi Beta Kappa (top 1% of junior class), Yale University, 2003

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