I am an astronomy PhD student working with Sara Ellison at the University of Victoria. I investigate how galaxies change when they experience an interaction with another galaxy, or when they merge into one. Galaxy mergers last much longer than any human lifetime, so I utilize large astronomical surveys to collect galaxies at different stages of an interaction event. My current research focuses on the spatially resolved properties of post-merger galaxies, and galaxies in the interacting pairs phase, using the Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA) survey (for finer details, see my Research page).
I am also a strong advocate for scientific literacy and astronomy outreach, as well as an avid knitter and bibliophile.