I'm a postdoctoral researcher at Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona, where I work with Professor David Sand. In my research, I try to link the zoo of explosions we observe in the night sky to the stars that produce them, in order to understand the last years to months of a star's life. I'm also interested in what we can learn from optical observations of gravitational wave sources.
I previously worked at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, after graduating from the UC Santa Barbara with a Ph.D. in astrophysics in 2018. Before that, I received a B.A. in physics from UC Berkeley in 2012.
In my free time, I like to play music (trombone, bass, etc.) and go on long bike trips.