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Kareem El-Badry



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I am a first-year astronomy grad student and NSF graduate research fellow at UC Berkeley. I am interested in galaxy formation and evolution, with a focus on low-mass galaxies. My current research seeks to better understand how energy injected into galaxies through supernovae, radiation pressure, and stellar winds (collectively called "stellar feedback") regulates galaxies' star formation rates and dynamical evolution. 

I did my undergrad at Yale University, where I majored in Astrophysics. I had the good fortune to first learn about galaxy evolution and low-mass galaxies from Marla Geha, who advised my undergraduate thesis. 

I grew up in Roseburg, Oregon. Besides astronomy, I enjoy hiking, cycling, cooking vegetarian food, and dialectical materialism.