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I am a third year graduate student and NSF/Ford Graduate Research Fellow at the California Insitute of Technology in the Department of Astronomy. Currently, I am working with Phil Hopkins and Evan Kirby on galactic chemical evolution. I use cosmological simulations of galaxy formation and evolution to draw comparisons to observations of Local Group dwarf galaxies. I also use large ground-based telescopes to make measurements of the heavy element content of stars in these nearby dwarf galaxies.

I earned a B.S. in physics, specializing in astrophysics, from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 2015. As an undergraduate, I worked primarily on brown dwarfs. Outside of research, I enjoy participating in astronomy-related outreach, working toward increasing diversity in STEM, and improving the quality of life for Caltech graduate students.

-- Ivanna Escala, October 2017