Georgia State University, 2016
Georgia State University, 2013
Harvard University, 2007
B.A., Astronomy & Astrophysics
I am currently working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in support of NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission, for which I am helping to organize the ground-based follow-up of candidate transiting planets from TESS. I also continue to work on planetary migration and young planetary systems.
At Georgia State, I worked with Dr. Russel White on a radial-velocity search for exoplanets in open clusters (in collaboration with Dr. David Latham at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), and carried out complementary studies of planetary migration using observation using AO imaging and simulations. My research was funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
From 2008-2011, I worked for Dr. David Latham as a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. My research focused mainly on follow-up
spectroscopy to characterize binary stars and candidate exoplanet host
stars identified by transiting planet
surveys such as NASA's
Kepler mission, the Hungarian Automated Telescope Network (HATNet), the
Trans-Atlantic Exoplanet Survey (TrES), and the Qatar Exoplanet Survey
Outside of astronomy, I enjoy hiking, basketball, and spending time with my wonderful wife