I study Type Ia Supernovae with the goal of improving our understanding of their progenitor systems. My previous work at Calvin College focused on multiple populations in globular clusters, as well as a study of two sibling twin SNe Ia. My current work is with Professor Ben Shappee continuing to examine methods to constrain the progenitors of SNe Ia. 


My research has focused on two areas: globular cluster systems and Type Ia supernovae. My publications in those areas can be found below.


  • A Tale of Two Type Ia Supernovae: The Fast-declining Siblings SNe 2015bo and 1997cn (https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2022ApJ...928..103H/abstract)
  • A Careful Reassessment of Globular Cluster Multiple Population Radial Distributions with Sloan Digital Sky Survey and Johnson-Cousins Broadband Photometry (https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2021AJ....161..249H/abstract)
  • Re-examining the Radial Distributions of M13 Multiple Populations (https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020AJ....160..208S/abstract)


  • Graduate Colloquium Representative (2022-23)



  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • Goldwater Scholar

Willem Hoogendam Headshot
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
BS Physics and Mathematics 2022, Calvin College
  • Type Ia Supernovae Progenitor Systems
IfA Mānoa, C221A