I study the dust of the interstellar medium in our Milky Way. Dust is part of the life-cycle of stars, the stuff from which stars form and the stuff mixed back into the Galaxy at star death. In particular, I am interested in the dimming and reddening of background starlight and how astronomers parameterize the wavelength dependence of extinction due to dust.

BS, University of California at San Diego (1993)
MS, PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1999)