Background and General Interests

I am currently a graduate student 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.

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.