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Ph.D., Astronomy – expected May 2018
University of Wisconsin - Madison

M.S., Astronomy - December 2015
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Bachelor of Arts, Physics with an Astronomy Emphasis – May 2013
Macalester College


University of Wisconsin - Madison
Stebbins Award for significant research achievement.

Macalester College
Dr. Sherman W. Schultz Memorial Award for academic excellence and outstanding research.

AAS 221
Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award


Research Assistant Fall 2013 - Current
University of Wisconsin - Madison

ISIMA Summer Student Summer 2014
International Summer Institute for Modeling in Astrophysics - CITA, Toronto

  • Used restricted 3-Body models and Markov Chain Monte Carlo techniques to study the tidal stream of NGC 5466 and the dark matter potential of the Milky Way.

REU Summer Student Summer 2012
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA

  • Wrote and edited code to analyze CO emission data from M51.

Research Assistant Summer 2011
Physics and Astronomy Department, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

  • Reduced GBT data for LARS - a study of nearby galaxies comparing Lyman Alpha emissions to various properties including HI mass.


Teaching Assistant Spring 2014, Fall 2016
University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • Designed course material and taught discussion sections

Astronomy Preceptor Fall 2012
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

  • Teaching assistant and telescope operator for introductory astronomy lab.


Chen, B.; D'Onghia, E.; Pardy, S.; Pasquali, A.; Motta, C. B.; Hanlon, B.; Grebel, E. K. ApJ submitted -- Chemo-Dynamical Clustering applied to APOGEE data: Re-Discovering Globular Clusters

Pardy, S. A.; Cannon, J.M.; Östlin, G.; Hayes, M.; Bergvall, N. AJ, 152, 178 -- Detection of HI in Emission in the Lyman Alpha Emitting Galaxy Haro 11

Pardy, S. A.; D'onghia, E.; Athanassoula, E.; Wilcots, E. M.; Sheth, K., 2016 ApJ, 827, 149 -- Tidally-Induced Offset Disks in Magellanic Spiral Galaxies

Herenz, E.C.; Gruyters, P.; Orlitova, I.; Hayes, M.; Östlin, G.; Cannon, J. M.; Roth, M. M.; Bik, A.; Pardy, S.; Otí-Floranes, H.; Mas-Hesse, J. M.; Adamo A., Atek, H.; Duval, F.; Guaita, L.; Kunth, D.; Laursen, P.; Melinder, J.; Puschnig, J.; Rivera-Thorsen, T. E.; Schaerer, D.; Verhamme, A., 2016 A&A, 587A, 78 -- The Lyman alpha reference sample. VII. Spatially resolved Hα kinematics

de Swardt, B.; Sheth, K; Kim, T.; Pardy, S., D'Onghia, E.; Wilcots, E.; Hinz, J; Munõz-Mateos, J.-C.; Regan, M. W.; Athanassoula, E.; Bosma, A.; Buta, R. J.; Comerón, S.; Gadotti, D. A.; de Paz, A. G.; Jarrett, T. H.; Elmegreen, D. M.; Elmegreen, B. G.; Knapen, J. H.; Laine, J.; Laurikainen, E.; Ho, L. C.; Madore, B. F.; Meidt, S.; Menéndez-Delmestre, K.; Peng, C. Y.; Salo, H.; Schinnerer, E.; Zaritsky, D., 2015 ApJ, 808, 90 -- The Off-center Bar in the Late-type Galaxy NGC 3906

Guaita, L.; Melinder, J.; Hayes, M.; Östlin, G.; Gonzalez, J. E.; Micheva, G.; Adamo, A.; Mas-Hesse, J. M.; Sandberg, A.; Otí-Floranes, H.; Schaerer, D.; Verhamme, A.; Freeland, E.; Orlitová, I.; Laursen, P.; Cannon, J. M.; Duval, F.; Rivera-Thorsen, T.; Herenz, E. C.; Kunth, D.; Atek, H.; Puschnig, J.; Gruyters, P.; Pardy, S. A., A&A, 576, A51 -- The Lyman alpha reference sample: IV. Morphology at low and high redshift

Östlin, G.; Hayes, M.; Duval, F.; Sandberg, A.; Rivera-Thorsen, T.; Marquart, T.; Orlitova, I.; Adamo, A.; Melinder, J.; Guaita, L,; Atek, H.; Cannon, J. M.; Gruyters, P.; Herenz, E. C.; Kunth, D.; Laursen, P.; Mas-Hesse, J. M.; Micheva, G.; Pardy, S. A.; Oti-Floranes, H. ; Roth, M. M.; Schaerer, D.; Verhamme, A. 2014 ApJ, 797, 11 -- The Lyman-alpha Reference Sample: I. Survey outline and first results for Markarian 259

Pardy, S.A.; Cannon, J.M.; Östlin, G.; Hayes, M.; Rivera-Thorsen, T.; Sandberg, A.; Adamo, A.; Freeland, E.; Christian Herenz; E., Guaita, L.; Kunth, D.; Laursen, P.; Mas-Hesse, J.M.; Melinder, J.; Orlitova, I.; Oti-Floranes, H.; Puschnig, J.; Schaerer, D.; Verhamme, A., 2014 ApJ, 794, 101 -- The Lyman Alpha Reference Sample: III. Properties of the Neutral ISM from GBT and VLA Observations

Bernstein-Cooper, E.~Z., Cannon, J. M., Elson, E. C.,Warren, S.R., Chengalur, J., Skillman, E.D., Adams, E.A.K., Bolatto, A.B., Giovanelli, R., Haynes, M.P., McQuinn, K.B.W., Pardy, S.A, Rhode, K.L., Salzer, J.J., 2014, AJ, 148, 35 -- ALFALFA Discovery of the Nearby Gas-rich Dwarf Galaxy Leo P. V. Neutral Gas Dynamics and Kinematics

Hayes, M.; Östlin, G.; Duval, F.; Sandberg, A; Guaita, L; Melinder, J; Adamo, A; Schaerer, D; Verhamme, A; Orlitov‡, I; Mas-Hesse, J. M; Cannon, J. M.; Atek, H.; Kunth, D.; Laursen, P.; Ot’-Floranes, H.; Pardy, S.; Rivera-Thorsen, T.; Herenz, E. C., 2014, ApJ, 782, 6 -- The Lyman alpha Reference Sample: II. HST imaging results, integrated properties and trends

Cannon, J. M., Bernstein-Cooper, E. Z., Cave, I. M., Harris, J. B., Marshall, M. V., Moen, J. M. , Moody, S. J., O'Leary, E. M., Pardy, S. A., Thomann, C. M., 2012, AJ, 144, 82 -- The Neutral Gas Dynamics of the Nearby Magellanic Irregular Galaxy UGCA 105



  • Universe in the Park.

  • Washburn Observatory open house and public nights.

  • Space Place public lecture.

Tutor and instructor:

  • Stellar evolution workshop at Wisconsin state Science Olympiad competition winter 2014.

  • Ramsey Junior High School Science Fair 2013.

Hosted public observing nights and was a founding member of Physics Club at Macalester College.