Amy is interested in the circumstellar material of stars of various ages. She earned her Ph.D. in 2020 from the University of Maryland and quickly moved to McGill from the Space Telescope Science Institute where she studied white dwarfs with circumstellar gas.
Her main research concerns the composition of planetary material that has survived the evolution of its host star. She investigates this topic with a combination of optical and UV high-resolution observations of white dwarfs with signs of orbiting gas and modeling of those systems using radiative transfer codes. As a postdoctoral researcher at McGill, Amy will collaborate with Eve Lee and others. Her research will investigate the degree to which white dwarfs with orbiting gas can be used for chemical abundance comparisons with Solar System objects.