I’m  a newly minted Astronomy & Astrophysics PhD at the University of Michigan — soon to be a Sagan Fellow at AMNH in the fall. My research interests are broadly centered around using numerical techniques to explore questions about star and planet formation. My thesis work is aimed at studying self consistent gravitationally driven (cold collapse) models of star cluster formation from cluster to protostellar core scales in hopes of understanding observations of protostar/disk populations.

My interdisciplinary interests lie in thinking about science communication, especially in informal learning spaces such as museums. I’m currently enrolled in the Museum Studies graduate certificate program here at Rackham. I’m excited to be spending my summer completing my museum practicum at Adler Planetarium, working with the Space Visualization Lab and Zooniverse teams.

For a quick look at my professional activities, you can view my  CV

For details about my recent projects, you can navigate to the Research page.

For more information about my science communication activities, you can visit the Outreach page.

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