I am a graduate student at the University of California Santa Cruz Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. I got my Bachelor’s Degree at Franklin and Marshall College, where I analyzed pulsar candidates from the PALFA Survey.
I am currently working on two separate projects at UCSC, studying stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis with Stan Woosley and investigating fluid instabilities with Pascale Garaud. I recently finished my time as a Nuclear Physics fellow as part of the Office of Science Graduate Fellowship and am a 2013 recipient of the Whitford Prize at UCSC.
I also have a degree in musical composition. My most notable composition is Cupid and Psyche, which was performed by the Franklin and Marshall Orchestra in April 2011. I also wrote the soundtrack to Forgotten Island, a computer game to assist biologists in sorting specimen photos. My hobbies include reading, singing, and writing code.