Background and General Interests

I am currently a Leinweber Center for Theoretical Physics Graduate Fellow at the University of Michigan, pursuing a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics. My advisor is Professor Fred Adams. Generally, I am interested in the dynamics of both exoplanetary systems and of our own solar system. Particularly, my research recently has focused on deriving fundamental properties of objects using dynamical techniques.

I defended my PhD on March 2019, and I will be starting at Caltech as a 51 Pegasi b Fellow in September 2019. In the mean time, I will continue to work at the Leinweber Center for Theoretical Physics on exoplanets and solar system dynamics.

As an undergraduate, I majored in Astrophysics (with a minor in English) at the California Institute of Technology. I am also particularly interested in teaching, and I have gained experience by serving as a GSI (graduate student instructor) for multiple classes and tutoring both high school and undergraduate students.