I am a postdoc in the Star Formation Group at the University of Virginia/NRAO working to understand star formation in the nearby universe. My research interests lie in understanding the physical processes by which gas is converted into stars within galaxies of different morphologies, masses and environments. After completing my PhD at Cornell University, I left the beautiful, hippie town of Ithaca, NY for the never boring, diverse Los Angeles to be a research scientist at Caltech. Now I live in Charlottesville with my trusty bulldog Chewie and my loyal hound Juno. In my free time I like to eat, run, and volunteer.