I am a recent graduate from the astrophysics Ph.D. program at the University of Texas at Austin working in the field of galaxy evolution. I was drawn to astronomy by the stunning photos and deep philosophical implications about the nature of reality, and I stayed for the challenge of extracting deep insights from large data sets. Now I want to use the skills I learned as an astronomer to solve problems that impact peoples lives here on Earth. This is why I am pursuing a career in data science.
The posts on this blog are intended to showcase the analytic and visualization techniques I acquired as an astronomer and wanna-be data scientist, but you may also learn a little about my background and what topics I find interesting. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, reading about politcal theory, economics, and psychology, and cooking delicious vegan meals.
My astrophysics research focused on understanding the evolution of galaxies over cosmic time. To do this, I used large multi-wavelegnth imaging surveys and machine learning to measure the physical properties of millions of galaxies. My Ph.D. thesis “Investigating Star-formation and Quiescence of Massive Galaxies in the Early Universe Using Wide-Field Imaging” explored the physics of the most massive galaxies when the universe was less than 1/10 its current age. A list of my research papers and conference proceedings can be found on the Astrophysics Data System using this search.