Integrated Nucleosynthesis

Examining abundances of entire stellar populations using KEPLER results


Mixing in Massive Stars

The effects of implementing minor mixing process fluxes into KEPLER


(P)ISCES: A Spectral Element Code

A code to investigate minor mixing phenomena in stars and oceanography


Double-Diffusive Convection

Studies of thermohaline and oscillatory double-diffusive convection


About Me

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.