(Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESO - Judy Schmidt)


I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I work with Prof. Robert Mathieu. I have previously received a M.S. in Astronomy from UW-Madison and a B.S. in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Washington. My dissertation focuses on the late stages of binary star formation. Specifically, I study how the orbital motion of binary stars affects the distribution and dynamics of circumstellar material. More broadly, I am interested in using the intrinsic variability of accreting systems as a tool to understand the interaction between forming stars and their surrounding material.

I am looking forward to defending my thesis in the spring of 2018!

Learn more about my graduate research here.

Here is my most recent paper!