After a year as a physics major at the University of Maryland, I added astronomy as my second degree and haven’t looked back since. I’m currently a first-year graduate student here at the Institute for Astronomy. In addition to my love for astronomy, I enjoy hiking, sports, and musicals.
I am currently working with Ben Shappee and the ASAS-SN team on multi-wavelength photometric and spectroscopic follow-up of tidal disruption events. My research interests also include a number of topics related to AGN, including outflows, X-ray spectroscopy, and multi-wavelength variability.
I also enjoy sharing the amazing things happening in astronomy with the community. I’m involved in multiple outreach opportunities including Mauna Kea Scholars, the AAS Ambassadors Program, and writing for Astrobites.
- Ionization Mechanisms in Quasar Outflows (2019ApJ, 881, 31H)
I’ve been a teaching assistant for:
- ASTR 110L (non-major astronomy lab)
- ASTR 110 (non-major astronomy lecture)
- American Astronomical Society (AAS)
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in STEM (SACNAS)