In July 2014, the Harvard welcomed Charlie Conroy, new assistant professor of Astronomy, from UC Santa Cruz. He brings with him two graduate students, Meng Gu and Jieun Choi. His research interests span a broad range of topics including stellar evolution and spectroscopy, the formation and evolution of galaxies, and the large scale structure of galaxies and dark matter. His group is developing innovative techniques for probing the stellar populations within galaxies, including new observational strategies and theoretical tools. In 2013 he was awarded a Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship and a David & Lucile Packard Fellowship. Before arriving at Harvard, Charlie spent two years as an assistant professor at UC Santa Cruz. Charlie spends his spare time tending to a small organic farm with his spouse and two children.