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 Date Submitted:29-04-2014
 Last Modified:04-05-2014 (08:24)
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EDUCATION
M.A. Astronomy, Feb. 2013
Indiana University, Bloomington IN
 
B.S. Physics w/ Spec. in Astrophysics, June 2010
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
GPA: 3.87
 
SKILLS
Programming in Python, C, Fortran
Experience with Unix, Macs, Mathematica, MATLAB, IRAF, IDL, ArcGIS, LaTex, SQL, 
MS Word, MS Excel
Knowledge of CCDs, optics, cryogenics, vacuum, supercomputing
 
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Research Assistant, Indiana University Physics Department
May 2013 – Present
Prof.  L. Strigari
Used statistical methods to determine efficacy and systematics of single- case analysis
Evaluated deconvolution of signal and noise and fit to distributions of  satellite galaxies around Milky Way-like host
Presented analysis and conclusions in publication-ready manner
 
Research Assistant, Indiana University Astronomy Department
January 2013 – May 2013
Prof. E. Vesperini
Worked with hybrid hydrodynamics/N-body software
Researched use of simulations with regard to globular cluster studies
 
Research Assistant, Indiana University Astronomy Department
January 2011 – February 2013
Prof. T. Steiman-Cameron
Compiled and monitored hydrodynamical simulations on NASA supercomputer
Evaluated and interpreted results of the protoplanetary disk simulations
Formalized results in a scientific writeup
 
Research Assistant, UCSD Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences
March 2010 – June 2010
Prof. A. Coil
Sorted and interpreted Keck 10m. DEEP2 galaxy spectroscopy data
Graphed galaxy data based on morphology, color, and absorption/emission lines
Compared correlation between factors such as redshift, color, and galaxy type
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Instructor
May 2013 – June 2013, June 2012 – July 2012, May 2011 – June 2011
Indiana University Astronomy Department
Created lectures using multiple media to engage students' attention
Interacted one-on-one with students to facilitate understanding due to intimate class size  of 25 students
 
Associate Instructor
August 2010 – May 2014
Indiana University Astronomy Department
Managed correcting and grades in an efficient and accurate manner
Engaged with students about material during extensive office hours
Gave feedback to students in both 250 student lower division courses and 30 student upper  division courses
 
Proctor
September 2007 – December 2008
UC San Diego Physics Department
Monitored up to 200 students in an alert and patient manner
Clarified and discussed physics problems with students
 
LEADERSHIP/ VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Outreach Coordinator
August 2012 – January 2013
Indiana University Astronomy Department
Organized department's contribution to annual Open House for the public
Responded to inquiries and explained astronomical phenomena to members of the public
 
Outreach Volunteer
August 2010 – Current
Indiana University Astronomy Department
Explained and facilitated use of technology for astronomy-based applications to the public
Aided in hands-on learning about astronomy for people of all ages
 
Physics Awareness Chair
September 2008 – June 2010
UCSD Society of Physics Students
Organized tabling, exhibits, and volunteers for local exhibits
Educated primarily non-physics majors on physics topics
 
Cashier and Facilitator
January 2009 – September 2009
Rancho Cucamonga Marching Band and Quakes Stadium
Served customers in a cheerful and speedy manner
Expedited transfer of goods between between customers and kitchen efficiently
Handled up to $1500 per shift
 
PUBLICATIONS
T. Y. Steiman-Cameron, R. H. Durisen, A. C. Boley, S. Michael, C. R. McConnell, Convergence  Studies of Mass Transport in Disks with Gravitational Instabilities. II. The Radiative  Cooling Case, 2013, The Astrophysics Journal, 768, 192
 
RELEVANT COURSEWORK (Graduate)
Interstellar Medium
Cosmology
Galaxies
Galactic Dynamics
Stellar Atmospheres
Observational Techniques
Electromagnetism
Classical Mechanics 
Quantum Mechanics 
Statistical Mechanics

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