I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, where I work with Professor Edo Berger. 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 recently graduated from the UC Santa Barbara with a Ph.D. in astrophysics. My thesis focused on rapid follow-up of nearby supernovae with Las Cumbres Observatory, a global network of robotic telescopes. 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.