|> 1. What's your name?
> 2. Where were you working most recently?
I was a postdoc at UC Irvine working with Betsy Barton on science cases and simulations for the first light adaptive optics instrument, IRIS, for the Thirty Meter Telescope. Before that, I was a graduate student at UCLA working in the Infrared Laboratory.
> 3. Are you here as a student, postdoc, faculty member, researcher, admin, or in some other capacity?
I am a postdoc.
> 4. Are you working closely with a particular group (CIPS, RAL, TAC, ...) and / or on a particular fellowship (Miller, Einstein, NSF, ...)?
I am funded through a Hubble Fellowship.
> 5. If you're a student or postdoc, who is your faculty mentor? If you're faculty or staff, is there someone with whom you'll be working closely?
I am collaborating with James Graham and Chung-Pei Ma.
> 6. Which office are you sitting in?
You may find me in room 421.
> 7. Tell us (in 2 or 3 sentences) a little about what you'll be working on at Berkeley.
I am interested in understanding when and how spiral galaxies formed and evolved, and investigating the evolution of metal enrichment in the young universe. I use OSIRIS and the Keck Adaptive Optics system to study the 2D dynamics, metallicity gradients, and potential AGN in high redshift (1 < z < 3) star forming galaxies.
> 8. Anything else (in 2 or 3 sentences) you'd like to tell us about yourself, your interests, your family, etc.?
I love to travel. I like to go hiking, camping, surfing, scuba diving, watch good movies, cook yummy food, go to baseball games, and have a fun night in the city.