I am currently an Exploration Postdoctoral Fellow conducting research in astrophysics at Arizona State University's School for Earth and Space Exploration. I completed my Ph.D. (working with Prof. Min Yun) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2022. My research centers on the evolution of galaxies in the Universe's distant past, by way of examining some of the most rapidly star-forming galaxies presently known. These extreme objects, or dusty star-forming galaxies, are some of the most luminous galaxies ever discovered, and they form stars at rates thousands of times faster than our own Milky Way.
By focusing on dusty star-forming galaxies that have been strongly magnified by gravitational lensing, we can observe them at higher resolution than even state-of-the-art telescopes can afford us. In effect, we turn the Universe itself into a telescope, to magnify small-scale details that we would otherwise miss.