I grew up in the small town of Sebastopol in Northern California, where I graduated from Analy High School in the class of 2009. I earned a Bachelor of Science in physics with a minor in math from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2013. At UC Santa Cruz I started studying exoplanets with Professor Jonathan Fortney and Dr. Michael Line. In 2014, I moved to Seattle to continue studying exoplanets while pursuing a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrobiology at the University of Washington under the advising of Professor Victoria Meadows. I graduated with a dual-titled Ph.D in Astronomy and Astrobiology in the summer of 2020, and now work for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as a post doctoral fellow.
Check out more about my exoplanet research here.