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Jessica M. Evans

Visiting Lecturer of Astronomy

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  • Starbursting Regions and Galaxies
  • Formation and Evolution of Giant HII Regions
  • Archival Data
  • Stellar Feedback and Induced Star Formation

Research Description

I use Hubble Space Telescope images to perform in-depth analyses of the starburst phenomenon via extragalactic giant HII regions (EGHRs). This work utilizes multi-wavelength images of galaxies publicly available on the Hubble Legacy Archives. I handle large image datasets using automated methods to systematically characterize EGHRs.


  • B.S, Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Michigan, 2009
  • PhD, Astronomy, University of Illinois, 2016


  • HST Cycle 19 AR-12651: Anatomy of Starbursts in Extragalactic Giant HII Regions
  • Illinois Space Grant Consortium Fellowship (2013-2014)