About Me

I received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Bachelors of Arts in Astronomy from the State University of New York at New Paltz. During my time there I was a tutor for physics and calculus courses, I presented weekly shows at the campus planetarium, and I volunteered at the campus observatory. My senior thesis involved taking observations of cataclysmic variable stars (a type of binary star) and measure how their brightness changed with time.

Here at New Mexico State University, I am starting my fifth year pursuing a PhD in Astronomy. In past years I have been a TA for ASTR 105G The Planets lab, ASTR 305 Life in the Universe, and ASTR 301 Revolutionary Ideas in Astronomy. This semester, I am the TA for ASTR 105G First Year Seminar: Climate Change Throughout the Solar System. I have been a TA for this class in past semesters, and was the instructor of record for this class in Spring 2020.

Since arriving at NMSU, I've worked on a variety of research projects with Dr. Tom Harrison, Dr. Kristian Finlator, and Dr. Chris Churchill. Currently, I am running an analysis code on simulations of galaxies that tell me how gas around galaxies is distributed and how it is moving in relation to the galaxy. In the summer of 2018, I spent a week in Hawaii to take observations on the Keck Telescope, and from there I went to Melbourne, Australia for 5 weeks to work with my collaborators at Swinburne University of Technology.