I focus primarily on the evolution of evolved stars and their dust production, with emphasis on how these stars impact their host galaxies. I am a member of the ISM*@ST research group at STScI. We are a collection of PIs, postdocs and students, with a focus on interstellar, circumstellar, and circumgalactic media. To learn more about our group, visit the ISM*@ST website.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is Hubble's successor and is expected to launch in 2021. Its primary mirror is about 7x larger than Hubble's mirror, and its instruments are sensitive to the infrared light. I spend half my time working on the JWST/NIRCam instrument team, as the Deputy Branch Manager, the Cycle 1 Calibration Lead, and the Commissioning Deputy.