Integrated Nucleosynthesis

Examining abundances of entire stellar populations using KEPLER results

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Mixing in Massive Stars

The effects of implementing minor mixing process fluxes into KEPLER

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(P)ISCES: A Spectral Element Code

A code to investigate minor mixing phenomena in stars and oceanography

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Double-Diffusive Convection

Studies of thermohaline and oscillatory double-diffusive convection

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About Me

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.