I am a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at Columbia University. My research interests include low-mass stars, brown dwarfs, and binary/multiple star systems. My dissertation focuses the connection between rotation and activity for stars in two open clusters. The initial results from this study were published in Douglas et al. (2014), and a second paper with rotation periods for low-mass Hyades stars was published in Douglas et al. (2016).
I'm also working on a project to fit synthetic spectra to observed brown dwarf data to constrain their physical parameters (temperature, surface gravity, etc). For this project, I'm working with BDNYC, a brown dwarf research group centered at the American Museum of Natural History.
Email: sdouglas [At] astro [DoT] columbia [DoT] edu