|I'm a graduate student in the
astronomy department at the University of Washington in Seattle. I'm also a dual-degree student in UW's
world-class astrobiology program. I completed my undergraduate
degrees in astronomy and physics at the
Florida Institute of Technology and sometimes miss the sunny
weather there. I also spent two lovely summers researching and
observing comets at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ.
|My research interests and activities include observations of Earth
as an exoplanet, climate, photochemical, and radiative transfer
modeling of terrestrial planet atmospheres, and generating synthetic
spectra of model exoplanets. I'm particularly interested in work that can inform our ability to characterize Earth-sized planets in the habitable zones of their host stars, especially in search of remotely-detectable biosignatures. You can find out more about my research on my research page.
|I like to expand my horizons and contribute to the community
outside of classes and research. I've served as a senator on various
committees in the Graduate and Professional Student Senate for the
last five years. Last year I served in a leadership role as an Executive Senator. I'm also a community events organizer for the Pre-Major in Astronomy Program, which aims to increase diversity in astronomy and the sciences. I enjoy public outreach and teach K12 and undergraduate students about astronomy at UW's on-campus planetarium.
My hobbies include reading and writing science fiction, maintaining my menagerie of freshwater aquaria, hiking, and blabbing about science to all who will listen.