My dissertation research was conducted with Dr. Alice Shapley at UCLA, and aimed to determine the role that star-forming galaxies played during the epoch of reionization. I worked with optical and infrared data from Keck Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope to measure the Lyman continuum escape fraction and study the galactic processes that govern the escape of ionizing radiation.

From 2008-2009, I studied nearby type Ia supernovae under Dr. Alex Filippenko at UC Berkeley. In 2007, I studied open star clusters under Dr. Constantine Deliyannis at University of Indiana through the NSF REU program.


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Shapley, A. E., Steidel, C. C., Strom, A. L., Bogosavljevic, M., Reddy, N. A., Siana, B., Mostardi, R. E., & Rudie, G. C. 2016, ApJL, 826, L24