Hello! I am a fifth-year PhD candidate at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and a FINESST future investigator. My research focuses on a range of transients resulting from accretion onto supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies. I’m especially interested in multi-wavelength follow-up of optically-selected transient events.
I was born and raised in Maryland and did my undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. After graduation in 2019, I moved to the University of Hawai’i to begin graduate school. In addition to astronomy I enjoy musicals, sports, and spending time with my cat Cookie! I’m also involved in multiple outreach opportunities including Maunakea Scholars, HI-STAR, and the Astrobites collaboration.
I’ve been a teaching assistant for:
- ASTR 110L (non-major astronomy lab)
- ASTR 110 (non-major astronomy lecture)
- NASA TESS Cycle 6 GI - A TESS View Of The First Light From Tidal Disruption Events
- NASA Swift Cycle 19 GI - Early-Time UVOT and XRT Follow-up of bright TDEs
- FINESST Future Investigator - Tidal Disruption Events Under the Multiwavelength Microscope
- University of Hawai‘i Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship Student Award for Excellence in Research - 2023
- Columbia Communications ARCS Award in Astronomy - 2022