Curriculum Vitae

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UC Santa Cruz
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064


University of California, Los Angeles

Ph.D. in Astronomy, July 2018
M.S. in Astronomy, June 2014
Dissertation: Characterizing Low-mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs and Upgrading NIRSPEC
Advisors: Profs. Ian McLean and Mike Fitzgerald

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

B.S. in Physics, B.A. in French, May 2012
Senior Thesis: Optical Design of a Red-Sensitive Spectrograph
Advisors: Profs. Darren DePoy and Jennifer Marshall
Magna Cum Laude, Undergraduate Research Scholar


Keck Visiting Scholar, W. M. Keck Observatory, August-October 2018
UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Santa Cruz, 2018 – current
NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Santa Cruz, 2018 – current

Awards & Honors

UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2017-2018
NASA Group Achievement Award, 2017
Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Award, 2017
IPAC Visiting Graduate Student Fellowship, January – July 2016
Bachmann Instrumentation Fellowship, March – September 2015

Refereed Publications

E. C. Martin, J. D. Kirkpatrick, C. A. Beichman, R. L. Smart, J. K. Faherty, C. R. Gelino, M. C. Cushing, A. C. Schneider, E. L. Wright, P. J. Lowrance, J. Ingalls, C. G. Tinney, I. S. McLean, S. E. Logsdon, J. Lebreton. “Y Dwarf Trigonometric Parallaxes from the Spitzer Space Telescope.”, ApJ Accepted,

S. E. Logsdon, G. N. Mace, I. S. McLean, E. C. Martin. “Probing Late-type T dwarf J – H Color Outliers for Signs of Age.”, ApJ accepted,

E. C. Martin, G. N. Mace, I. S. McLean, S. E. Logsdon, E. L. Rice, J. D. Kirkpatrick, A. J. Burgasser, M. R. McGovern, L. Prato. “Surface Gravities for 228 M, L, and T dwarfs in the NIRSPEC Brown Dwarf Spectroscopic Survey.” 2017, ApJ, 838, 73, doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa6338

J. D. Kirkpatrick, K. Kellogg, A. C. Schneider, S. Fajardo-Acosta, M. C. Cushing, J. Greco, G. N. Mace, C. R. Gelino, E. L. Wright, P. R. M. Eisenhardt, D. Stern, J. K. Faherty, S. S. Sheppard, G. B. Lansbury, S. E. Logsdon, E. C. Martin, I. S. McLean, S. D. Schurr, R. M. Cutri, T. Conrow. “The AllWISE Motion Survey, Part 2.” 2016, ApJS, 224, 36. doi:10.3847/0067-0049/224/2/36

X. Yi, K. Vahala, J. Li, S. Diddams, G. Ycas, P. Plavchan, S. Leifer, J. Sandhu, G. Vasisht, P. Chen, P. Gao, J. Gagné, E. Furlan, M. Bottom, E. C. Martin, M. P. Fitzgerald, G. Doppmann, C. A. Beichman. “Demonstration of a Near-IR Line-Referenced Electro-Optical Laser Frequency Comb for Precision Radial Velocity Measurements in Astronomy.” 2016, Nature Communications, 7, 10436. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10436