Office: 4520 Sterling Hall
Studying the dominant formation mechanism for anomalous stars in open cluster environments focusing on surface abundances and the connections to binary populations.
I am a graduate student in the Astronomy Department working with Professor Bob Mathieu. I study the dominant formation mechanism for anomalous stars (blue stragglers, sub-subgiants, etc.) in open cluster environments. My work focuses on investigating the surface abundance of these stars and the binary populations of intermediate aged open clusters, primarily NGC 2506, NGC 6819, and NGC 7789.
I received my M.S. in Astronomy from UW-Madison in May 2011 and graduated from the University of Florida in 2009 with a B.S. in Astronomy and a B.A. in Physics.