Hi! I grew up in Brooklyn, New York. After high school, I moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts for four great years at MIT. I researched the mineral composition of asteroids for my undergraduate thesis, and traveled to Arizona and Hawaii for summer research projects. My research experience during my MIT years convinced me to pursue astronomy. I joined the University of Maryland Astronomy Department in 2008.

At Maryland, I was a member of the Laboratory for Millimeter-Wave Astronomy. My graduate advisor, Lee Mundy, was instrumental in advancing my research skills and my way of thinking about the big questions in star formation. My dissertation was focused on the CARMA Large Area Star Formation Survey, which was a CARMA Key Project. I am thankful for the opportunities that CARMA and Lee gave me; they helped me become a leader in a large astronomy collaboration from the early proposal stage through the publication stage. I left UMD for my first postdoc at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and am continuing my study of star formation from Cambridge, MA.

Outside of astronomy, I enjoy running, listening to music and going to shows, hiking in the mountains, traveling to new places, and eating good food.

Contact me at:

sstorm [at] astro [dot] umd [dot] edu or shaye.storm [at] cfa [dot] harvard [dot] edu