I’m a PhD candidate in physics and astronomy at UNC Chapel Hill. I use data from the gigapixel-scale Evryscope systems (PI: Nicholas Law) for my research. I lead the EvryFlare Survey research collaboration, which catalogs the stellar activity and flare rates of every nearby cool star and investigates the impact of large flares on the habitability of rocky planets. Check out the Astrobites articles on this work here and here.
I am on the post-doctoral job market this fall (2020). My contact email is wshoward [at] unc.edu.
Previously, I graduated from Union University, a small Christian liberal-arts university in Tennessee with a B.S. in physics and mathematics. I also participated in the CASPER REU program at Baylor. Outside astronomy, I enjoy running, good coffee, natural philosophy, and reading (especially anything by J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, or Francis Schaeffer).