Welcome to the Astronomy Department at Berkeley



Shelley
> 1. What's your name?

Shelley Wright

> 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.