Using a combination of observational and modeling resources, my research is aimed at improving our overall understanding of massive stars, both locally and in the early universe, so that we can effectively use them as cosmological tools.
In 2014 I was selected as the recipient of the Annie Jump Cannon prize (a slidecast of my plenary talk from this award at the 225th AAS meeting is available here). I also received the Robert J. Trumpler award in 2012 for my PhD thesis on the ISM environments and massive star populations of LGRB host galaxies. I received my PhD at University of Hawaii in 2010 and my S.B. in physics from MIT in 2006.