University of California, Santa Cruz, (expected) 2019
Advisors: Jean Brodie and Charlie Conroy
Bennington College (BA), 2013
Advisor: Hugh Crowl

Professional Appointments

University of California, Santa Cruz, Junior Specialist, Summer 2012- Summer 2013
Gemini North, Astronomy Research Assistant, Fall 2011-Spring 2012
Five College Astronomy Department, Summer Space Grant Fellow, 2011
Maria Mitchell Association, REU Intern; January 2010-August 2010

Conferences and Presentations

2018 IRTF Future Directions Workshop
2017 Near/Far Workshop: Globular Clusters
2017 Stellar Populations and the Distance Scale
2017 UC Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop
2017 On the Origin (and Evolution) of Baryonic Galaxy Halos
2017 International Workshop on Spectral Stellar Libraries
2016 UC Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop (
2015 Rockport Stellar Population Workshop
2015 IAU, Honolulu
2015 Python in Astronomy
2014 AAS Meeting, Washington D.C.
2013 Thesis Talk, Bennington College
2011 Journal Club, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2011 AAS Meeting, Seattle


Conroy, Villaume , van Dokkum, and Lind Metal-rich, Metal-poor: Updated Stellar Population Models for Old Stellar Systems , ApJ, 854, 139, (2018)

Villaume , Brodie, Conroy, Romanowsky, and van Dokkum Initial Mass Function Variability (or Not) among Low-velocity Dispersion, Compact Stellar Systems , ApJL, 850L, 14, (2017)

Newman, Smith, Conroy, Villaume , and van Dokkum, The Initial Mass Function in the Nearest Strong Lenses from SNELLS: Assessing the Consistency of Lensing, Dynamical, and Spectroscopic Constraints, ApJ, 845, 157, (2017)

Villaume , Conroy, Johnson et al., The Extended IRTF Spectral Library: Expanded Coverage in Metallicity, Temperature, and Surface Gravity 2017, ApJS, 230, 23, (2017)

van Dokkum, Conroy, Villaume et al., The Stellar Initial Mass Function in Early-type Galaxies from Absorption Line Spectroscopy. III. Radial Gradients , ApJ, 841, 68, (2017)

Conroy, van Dokkum, and Villaume , The Stellar Initial Mass Function in Early-type Galaxies from Absorption Line Spectroscopy. IV. A Super-Salpeter IMF in the Center of NGC 1407 from Non-parametric Models , ApJ, 837, 166, (2017)

Hirashita, Nozawa, Villaume , and Srinivasan, Dust processing in elliptical galaxies, MNRAS, 454, 1620, (2015)

Villaume , Conroy, and Johnson, Circumstellar Dust Around AGB Stars and Implications for IR Emission from Galaxies. 2015, ApJ, 806, 82, (2015)

Bedell, Villaume, Wiess, et al., Monitoring Hα Emission and Continuum of UXORs: RR Tauri. AJ, 142 (n.5), 164, (2011)

Contributed Author

Jorgensen et al., Galaxy populations in massive z=0.2-0.9 clusters: I. Analysis of spectroscopy, ApJ, in press

Usher et al., The WAGGS project – I. The WiFeS Atlas of Galactic Globular cluster Spectra , MNRAS, 468, 3828

Bellstedt et al., The SLUGGS survey: using extended stellar kinematics to disentangle the formation histories of low-mass S0 galaxies , MNRAS, 467, 4540

Forbes et al., The SLUGGS Survey: A Catalog of Over 4000 Globular Cluster Radial Velocities in 27 Nearby Early-type Galaxies, ApJ, 153, 114

Alabi et al., The SLUGGS survey: the mass distribution in early-type galaxies within five effective radii and beyond, MNRAS, 460, 3838

Sandoval et al., Hiding in Plain Sight: Record-breaking Compact Stellar Systems in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, ApJL, 808, L32

Pota et al., A SLUGS and Gemini/GMOS combined study of the elliptical galaxy M60: wide-field photometry and kinematics of the globular cluster system. 2015, MNRAS, 450, 1962.

van Dokkum et al. Spectroscopic confirmation of the existence of large, diffuse galaxies in the Coma cluster 2015, ApJ, 804, 26.

Brodie, Jean P. et al. The SAGES Legacy Unifying Globulars and GalaxieS Survey (SLUGGS): Sample definition, methods, and initial results. 2014, ApJ, 796, 52.


Telescope time: NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (2017b), Primary Investigator
Telescope time: NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (2016a), Primary Investigator
Telescope time: Keck (2016a), Co-PI/Primary author
Telescope time: NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (2015b), Co-PI/Primary author
Telescope time: Gemini North Observatory (2012), Primary Investigator

Honors and Awards

Osterbrock Fellowship Grant, 2017
Whitford Prize, 2016
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee, 2015
Regents Fellow, UC Santa Cruz, 2014
Chambliss Medal Winner, AAS Seattle, 2011
Chancellor’s Award Scholarship Recipient, Commonwealth Honors College, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Commonwealth Honors College Scholar, University of Massachusetts Amherst, September 2010 – May 2011
REU Grant Recipient, January 2010-August 2010

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