I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Naval Postgraduate School Department of Oceanography. I got my Doctorate Degree at the University of California Santa Cruz in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, where I studied fluid motion in stars and its effects on stellar evolution with my advisers Stan Woosley and Pascale Garaud. 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 projects at NPS studying the effects of fluid motions in the arctic on heat transport and wave generation with Timour Radko. 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.