I am originally from Denver, Colorado, but spent most of my life growing up in Eastern Iowa. I completed my undergraduate degree in physics with minors in astronomy and computer science at Iowa State University in 2019. Currently I am a Ph.D. student at the Institute for Astronomy at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.
I enjoy using programming to solve astronomical problems and provide tools for other astronomers. Check out some of the code I’ve written at in my projects. Some of my research interests include stellar astrophysics, Bayesian analysis, and machine learning. I have recently become very interested in high-contrast imaging (HCI), which pushes the limits of our best telescopes and statistical methods to image planets around other stars.
Outside of research, I enjoy drumming, hiking, camping, playing video games, and photography. You can see a selection of some of my favorite photos in my portfolio. I’ve even been featured in NASA’s Astronomy Photo of the Day (APOD) for this star trails photo at the Very Large Array (VLA).