I am a physics PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania (expected May 2018), working under the supervision of Professors Randall D. Kamien and Kathleen J. Stebe. I am an American Association of University Women Fellow. My research focuses on phenomena observed in soft materials. I am currently investigating confined liquid crystal systems and the assembly of materials within them. Check out my Research page to find out more!
Before moving to Philadelphia, I studied at New York University, where I earned my BA in physics and philosophy. There, I was a junior research scientist, and I examined the sedimentation behavior of fibers with Professor David J. Pine.
The banner is a polarized micrograph of cholesteric liquid crystal shells with perpendicular boundary conditions.