The view we would like to have of the Milky Way!
(M31: the Andromeda Galaxy, by Robert Gendler)

Welcome!

On these pages, you can learn about me and my work as an astronomer and educator. I study the stellar and interstellar components of the Milky Way Galaxy, especially in the most obscured (and most exciting!) regions of the Galactic center and the midplane.

I also help run the SDSS APOGEE spectroscopic survey, which traces the complex chemodynamics of the Milky Way in these hard-to-study parts of the Galaxy.