Curriculum Vitae

Full CV for download here.

Employment

  • 08/2018 - Current: Assistant Professor, University of Virginia Department of Astronomy, Charlottesville, VA

  • 08/2018 - Current: Assistant Professor, University of Virginia Department of Chemistry, Charlottesville, VA

  • 08/2019 - Current: Adjunct Scientist, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA

  • 09/2015 - 08/2018: Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow (SAO/RG); Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Education

08/2009 - 05/2015: Astronomy PhD Student; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 

        Rackham Predoctoral Fellow

        Thesis: Molecular Signposts of the Physics and Chemistry of Planet Formation 

        Advisor: Edwin A. Bergin 

08/2005 - 05/2009: B.S. in Astrophysics; Rice University, Houston, TX

        Advisor: Patrick Hartigan

        [2008 & 2009 President's Honor Roll] 

Awards

  • UVa Research Award, 2021

  • Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholar in "Science," 2020

  • David and Lucille Packard Foundation Fellow, 2019

  • Annie Jump Cannon Award, 2018

  • Ralph B. Baldwin Prize in Astrophysics and Space Sciences, 2016

  • ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award, 2015

  • Hubble Fellowship, 2015

  • SMA Fellowship, 2015

  • ITC Fellowship, 2015

  • AAS Doxsey Travel Prize Runner-Up, 2015

  • Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Recipient, 06/2014-06/2015.

  • Rackham Conference Travel Grants: 07/2013, 04/2013, 12/2010.

  • Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant (SMA Observing), 03/2012

  • IAU 280: The Molecular Universe Poster Prize

  • Dessler Award for Highest Senior GPA (Undergraduate), 05/2009

  • Heaps Prize Undergraduate Thesis Award, 05/2009

  • Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society, Inducted 05/2009

Funding

  • 2020 NASA Astrophysics Theory Program (PI: Cleeves), "Modeling Disk Ionization During Planet Formation"

  • 2020 Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Award - "Tracing the Origins of Planet Composition and Diversity"

  • 2019 Packard Fellowship, "The Role of Energetic Processes in Kindling Planet Formation”

  • 2019 NSF AAG (PI: Li/Ramsey, Co-I: Cleeves), "The Thermal and Chemical History of Accreted Pebbles."

  • 2019 NASA APRA (PI: Pineda, Co-I: Cleeves), "ASTHROS - Astrophysics Stratospheric Telescope for High spectral Resolution Observations at Submillimeter-wavelengths"

Selected Professional Service

  • 2020 - Current // UVa Astronomy Bridge Program Committee

  • 2019 // UVa Astrochemistry Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship Management

  • 2018 - Current // NRAO Users Committee

  • 2018 - Current // Virginia Initiative on Cosmic Origins Management Team

  • 2018 // Origins Space Telescope Red Team

  • 2016-2017 // ITC Colloquium and Seminars Co-Organizer

  • ApJ, ApJL, A&A, MNRAS, Nature Astronomy, Royal Society Open Science Referee

  • Selection Committees for NASA ROSES funding, UVa Internal Selections, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Graduate Fellowships, Graduate Admissions, and Telescope TACs (details intentionally withheld).