I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Astronomy Department at Yale University working with the SAGA Survey on characterising satellite galaxies.

I have previously worked on two other projects: evaluating the stellar membership of Willman 1, a dwarf Milky Way satellite, with Professor Marla Geha; and using machine learning and multi-wavelength photometry to classify AGN with Professor Meg Urry. I graduated from Columbia University in 2020 with a BA in Astrophysics and Departmental Honors in Physics. As an undergraduate, I was a member of LIGO and I worked with Professor Szabi Marka and Dr. Zsuzsa Marka on a number of projects. I contributed to the LLAMA pipeline to search for gravitational wave and high energy neutrino coincidences, and I worked on both the software and hardware of the LIGO timing diagnostic system. As part of the University of Florida International REU program, I worked with Professor Chris Van Den Broeck at Nikhef in the testing GR subgroup of the LIGO - Virgo Collaboration. I was also a participant in the Columbia Astronomy research exchange program with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where I spent a summer working on dark matter annihilation using simulated CTA data with Dr. German Gomez-Vargas.

I care deeply about mentoring, pedagogy, and public education, and I devote time to building community in a variety of ways. I serve as an elected representative on the Astronomy Student Council at Yale, and am a member of the Astronomy Climate and Diversity Committee. I am also a McDougal Graduate Teaching Fellow at the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning and a Graduate Affiliate at Ezra Stiles College. Outside of astronomy, I love to care for my constantly growing collection of plants. I enjoy visiting museums and learning about art history, and I love to travel. I am also a big fan of sudoku and sudoku variants, and I often (try to) solve the puzzles from the Cracking the Cryptic youtube channel.

I was interviewed by the Blue and White maganzine in early 2020, and the illustration on the right comes from that article. You can check it out here to read more about me!