I split my time between teaching introductory astronomy classes and observational research of the intergalactic and circum-galactic medium, active galactic nuclei, and the galaxy/IGM ecology at low redshift. I've done quite a lot of work with the Hubble Space Telescope and, in particular, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph. My latest large project was constructing a publicly-accessible database of quasar absorption lines in 82 AGN spectra as observed with COS (link: https://archive.stsci.edu/prepds/igm/
) and the statistical analysis of the low-redshift intergalactic universe which it enabled (Danforth et al. 2016, ApJ, 817, 111; link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016ApJ...817..111D
I spend a lot of time outdoors on long runs, ski trips, and other mountainous adventures.