Kaila Ronayne

Second Year Astronomy PhD Student at Texas A&M University

About Me

I have a B.S in Aerospace Engineering with minors in astrophysics and mathematics from Texas A&M University (c/o 2021). I joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M in January of 2022 and have been working with Dr. Casey Papovich on the infrared perspective of galaxies.

I love to take pictures of plants and animals, so enjoy some of my favorites that I've taken recently!

I also have two fur babies that I adore and spend most of my time with (shown below). They even have their own instagram account!

Achilles (Pit Mix)

Vincent (Beagle)


My current research focus is on the infrared perspective of 0 < z < 2 galaxies. I have used the mid-Infrared emission to study dust-obscured star formation in galaxies with JWST, and aim to study galaxies at longer wavelengths in the infrared. Below are my current published work(s)! You can also view these papers in my ADS library.

First Author Papers
More information and graphics will be added once projects are completed

Completed Project(s)

Co-Author Papers