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The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Expected Graduation: August 2024
GPA: 4.000
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Schreyer Honors College, University Park, PA
Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Minor in Mathematics
Graduation: May 2019
GPA: 3.980


Department of Astronomy, Ann Arbor, MI

Graduate Researcher   August 2019 – Present

  • Working under Dr. Michael Meyer (Dept. of Astronomy)
  • Studying infrared detectors coupled with ground-based adaptive optics
  • Using a cryochamber for the purpose of testing infrared detectors
  • Processing high contrast imaging data and predicting yield of detectors for future missions
  • Commissioning a new mid-infrared ground-based instrument at MMT

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University Park, PA

Researcher           November 2016 – Present

  • Working under Dr. Andrew Shannon and Dr. Rebekah Dawson (Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics)
  • Running N-body simulations of planetary systems to study protoplanetary disks
  • Studying the long term evolution of disks subjected to planetary sculpting

College of LSA, Ann Arbor, MI

Research Experience for Undergraduates             May 2018 – August 2018

  • Worked with Dr. Mario Mateo (Dept. of Astronomy)
  • Polished ~160 optical fibers for use on the M2FS spectrograph
  • Updated code for building plug plates by introducing new features, fixing bugs, and improving the GUI
  • Assisted with Clay observations and observed two globular clusters for analysis of galactic center evolution

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Ann Arbor, MI   January 2020 – December 2020

Graduate Student Instructor

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University Park, PA

Learning Assistant             August 2017 – May 2018



  • ApJ Paper     January 2023
    • Longterm Stability of Planetary Systems formed from a Transitional Disk
  • SPIE Presentation and Paper           July 2022
    • MIRAC-5: A ground-based mid-IR instrument with the potential to detect ammonia in gas giants
  • IR2022 Presentation   February 2022
  • AGU Fall 2021 Poster December 2021
    • Forming Hospitable Rocky Worlds with Some (But Not Too Much) Water
  • EPSC 2021 Presentation             September 2021
  • A&A Paper           July 2021
    • Exoplanets with ELT-METIS I: Estimating the Direct Imaging Yield Around Nearby Stars
  • METIS Science Team Presentation         June 2021
  • AASTCS 8: Habitable Worlds Poster   February 2021
  • SPIE Presentation and Paper December 2020
    • The Michigan Infrared Test Thermal ELT N-band (MITTEN) Cryostat
  • 233rd AAS Meeting Poster     January 2019
    • Properties of Planets Formed in a Transitional Disk
  • University of Michigan’s REU Program Presentation     August 2018
  • Eberly College of Science Undergraduate Poster Symposium     October 2017
  • Penn State’s REU Program Presentation     August 2017


JPL Astrophysics Mission Design School, Pasadena, CA February 2023 – April 2023

  • Studied successful mission design practices
  • Designed a mission for a mock NASA announcement of opportunity

Lunar Lion, University Park, PA

General Control Software Member         February 2016 – May 2019

Eberly College of Science Student Council, University Park, PA

Public Relations Chair       September 2015 – May 2019


Stellar Astrophysics 1 & 2 High Energy Astrophysics

Modern Astronomical Techniques Structure and Content of Galaxies

The Extragalactic Universe Astrophysics of the Interstellar Medium

Statistical Mechanics Spacecraft Technology


Theoretical Mechanics Quantum Mechanics

Fluids and Thermodynamics Electricity and Magnetism

Wave Motion and Quantization Topics in Contemporary Physics

Thermal Physics Electronics for Scientists

Special and General Relativity Experimental Physics

Programming for Engineers with C++



  • Skilled in Microsoft Office, Python,  IDL, SolidWorks, and STK
  • Practiced in various laboratory work including part production and implementation
  • Worked in Windows, Linux, and Unix environments
  • Updated GUIs to improve user-friendliness and accessibility
  • Experienced in public speaking, organization, and time management skills