B.S., in Physics Honors, 2016, Purdue University
M.S., in Physics, 2018, Bowling Green State University
I am currently a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Physics and Astronomy working on my Ph.D in Physics. I’m studying galaxy dynamics using ultra high resolution MHD simulations of galaxies (see my research page for more info). I earned my M.S. in physics at BGSU studying symbiotic stars and variable stars in general using time series photometry. Before graduate school I spent four years at Purdue University earning my B.S. in Honors Physics with a minor in astronomy.
While at Pittsburgh and Purdue, I’ve participated in Women in Physics groups. Combating patriarchal mindsets about who is welcome in STEM fields is so important: I’ve seen several promising physicists driven away by blatant sexism. The scientific community is poorer for their loss. Supporting diversity leads to a thriving diversity of thoughts, which leads to breakthrough discoveries.
When I’m not coding or puzzling over research papers, you can find me reading sci-fi and fantasy books on my Kindle, going on adventures with my friends, or cooking with my wife. I’m an avid cyclist who’s ridden more than 12,000 miles to date, including a trans-continental trip with Bike & Build. My interests also include sound design, woodworking, and electronics.
Publications: ADS link