My research interests lie in understanding the physical processes by which gas is converted into stars within galaxies of different morphologies, masses and environments, as well as how the effectiveness of those processes might vary over cosmic time. To assemble these pieces of the galaxy evolution puzzle, I have used radio, submillimeter, far- and mid-infrared, optical and ultraviolet imaging and spectroscopy to observe galaxies in the local universe. I will present highlights from a few selected projects here [update in progress].