I am an Assistant Professor in the University of Washington’s astronomy department. My long-term research program is focused on massive stellar astrophysics.

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.

I’m a 2019 Cottrell Scholar and a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. In 2014 I received the Annie Jump Cannon prize (a slidecast of my plenary talk from this award at the 225th AAS meeting is available here). From 2010 to 2015 I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I received my PhD at University of Hawaii in 2010 and my S.B. in physics from MIT in 2006.