About


I am a scientist whose research interests include planetary science, exoplanets, planetary climate, remote sensing, habitability, and astrobiology. I have worked on a variety of interdisciplinary projects, both as a scientist and as an educator. My recent work has focused on using data and models from the Earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences to better understand characterization and modeling techniques for exoplanets and brown dwarfs.

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I'm currently a Sagan Fellow in the UC Santa Cruz Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and am a member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute's Virtual Planetary Laboratory and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies NExSS team. I was a member of NASA's EPOXI mission, which was awarded the 2009 NASA Group Achievement Award.

For more information, check out my CV.