I am a sixth year physics Ph.D. student at UC Santa Cruz where I study experimental particle physics. In particular, I work on the ATLAS experiment stationed at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland.
I received my B.A. in physics from the University of Chicago in 2013 and spent the next year at CERN performing technical work on the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter calibration system and front-end electronics. At UC Santa Cruz I have worked on developing novel high-bandwidth/radiation-hard readout cables for use in the ATLAS Phase-II Pixel Detector upgrade, improving low-level b-tagging algorithms, and a search for heavy Higgs bosons motivated by electroweak baryogenesis.
My current research revolves around searching for the electroweak production of supersymmetric particles within a compressed mass spectrum using events with missing transverse energy and low-momentum leptons. In addition to pushing the envelope of lepton reconstruction techniques at the LHC, these searches will probe some of the most promising parameter space still available to natural Supersymmetry.