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PhD Candidate in Astronomy (Current)
Advisor: Alan P. Marscher
M.A. in Astronomy (09/2017 – 05/2019)
Advisor: Alan P. Marscher
B. A. in Physics and Astronomy with High Honors (09/2013 – 05/2017)
Advisor: Thomas J. Balonek
Personal Statement and Research Interests
An experienced scientist specializing in multivariate time series studies. Looking to blend disparate data sets and utilize novel techniques to drive thoughtful decision making to bring about positive changes for the world.
Using time series data of brightness of blazar jets over time, I am interested in determining the main emission mechanisms of the shortest timescales of variability. I look for patterns, periodicities, and relations at various wavelengths using techniques such as correlation analyses, Fourier and wavelet transforms, CARMA methods, and machine learning techniques.
For a list of my publications, please visit my Publications page.
For a list of my previous teaching experience, please visit my Teaching page.
06/2022 Blazar Variability at High Time Resolution: What Can We Learn About the Emission Mechanisms?, 240th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Pasadena California – Contributed PhD Dissertation Presentation (Upcoming)
04/2022 Jet Kinematics of Blazar Jets at 43 GHz: Accelerations and Shock Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy – Invited Colloquium (Virtual, Upcoming)
02/2022 Blazar Variability at High Temporal Resolution: Understanding the Short-Timescale Variability Emission Mechanisms, Tufts University Astronomy Seminar – Invited Colloquium
05/2021 Polarization Reveals a Turbulent Jet: High Time Resolution Multiwavelength Observations of BL Lacertae, RoboPol Conference “Looking at the Polarized Universe” – Contributed Talk (Virtual)
04/2021 Short-Timescale Variability of the Blazar BL Lac using TESS, UMASS Dartmouth Physics Colloquium – Invited Colloquium (Virtual)
04/2021 Kinematics of Parsec-Scale Jets of Gamma-Ray Blazars: Ten Years of the 43GHz VLBA-BU-BLAZAR Program, 9th International Fermi Symposium – Contributed Talk (Virtual)
04/2021 Monitoring Blazars at High Time Resolution: A New Golden Age?, Colgate University P&A Seminar – Invited Colloquium (Virtual)
08/2019 Understanding Blazars through Multiwavelength Variability, Stanford University – Contributed Talk
05/2018 New England Regional Quasar and AGN Meeting (NERQUAM), Yale University – Contributed Talk
05/2017 Colgate University Department of Physics and Astronomy Honors Research Symposium – Contributed Talk
12/2016 Colgate University Department of Physics and Astronomy Senior Research Symposium – Contributed Talk
11/2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium at Syracuse University – Contributed Talk
10/2016 Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium Symposium on Undergraduate Research at Wesleyan University – Poster Presentation
06/2016 Undergraduate ALFALFA Training Meeting at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia – Poster Presentation
10/2015 Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium Symposium on Undergraduate Research at Williams College – Contributed Talk
11/2014 Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium Symposium on Undergraduate Research at Swarthmore College – Contributed Talk
Honors and Awards
Colgate University Physics and Astronomy Alumni Award (May 2017)
Colgate University Dean’s List (2013-2017)
Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society
Colgate University Benton Scholar
Class of 1957 Endowed Scholarship (2015-2016, Colgate University)
Ronald J. Taylor ’67 Endowed Scholarship (2015-2017, Colgate University)
Alumnae Leadership Scholarship (2017, Colgate University)
Phi Eta Sigma First-Year Honor Society (2014, Colgate University)