Me standing on top of La Cueva at Dripping Springs.


Hello! I'm a third year graduate student in the Astronomy Department at New Mexico State University. I am a NASA ASTAR (Advanced STEM Training and Research) Fellow under the Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship issued through the NASA Education Minority University Research & Education Project (MUREP). I am focusing on spectroscopic analysis of the various forms of water-ice on several icy objects in the Solar System in order to determine the ice's formation conditions, and therefore, the evolutionary histories of those objects and/or their surfaces.

Prior to my water-ice project, I focused on recurring slope lineae (RSLs) on Mars in an attempt to identify a connection between these surficial features and the water vapor abundance in the atmosphere above them.

I received a Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics with a minor in History of Science from the University of Oklahoma in 2015. My research interests include stellar-planetary relationships, planet/moon habitability, and astrobiology.

Feel free to browse my website! The Research tab in the upper right side of this home page will take you to a more descriptive explanation of the research I've been working on, and the Teaching tab will take you to pages for the astronomy labs that I've taught. My contact information is located under the Contact tab. Thanks for stopping by!

If you'd like to check out my departmental webpage, the link is here.
A PDF of my CV is located here.

The picture up top was taken at Dripping Springs, Organ Mountains, NM (Aug 2015).

Close-up of me.