I’m a PhD student in Astronomy & Astrophysics at Harvard University. I primarily work with Professor Charlie Conroy as a part of the broader Sloan Digital Sky Survey and H3 Survey collaborations. I also work with Hans-Walter Rix at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy on understanding the formation of the Milky Way. Recently, I’ve been involved with desigining the next-generation Via spectroscopic survey and ViaSpec instrument.
I was an undergraduate at the Johns Hopkins University, where I spent the vast majority of my time doing astrophysical research with Professor Nadia Zakamska and graduate student Hsiang-Chih Hwang. I was also a co-investigator at the Johns Hopkins Human Spaceflight Lab, where we ran human trials to evaluate the effects of long-term spaceflight. From 2020-2021, I was employed part-time at the Space Telescope Science Institute, where I developed tools to study star formation in nearby galaxies using space observatories like the James Webb Space Telescope.
I’m interested in a wide range of research topics, a byproduct of being very easily distracted. I particularly enjoy working with large datasets to tease out answers to astrophysical problems, and spend a lot of my time designing, executing, and analyzing spectroscopic surveys. You can find an overview of my work on my research page, and more about my close collaborators here.