I am a second 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 am currently developing novel high-bandwidth/radiation-hard readout cables for use in the ATLAS Phase-II Pixel Detector upgrade in addition to improving b-tagging performance using new track selection criteria.
My research interests revolve around searches for dark matter and other exotic forms of new physics at collider-based experiments.