About Me

IMG_0646 I am a first year astronomy graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley.  I graduated from West Valley College in May 2015 with associates degrees in Mathematics and Physics.  In August 2018, I earned a B.S. in Physics (Astrophysics) from the University of California, Santa Cruz where I was a Regents Scholar and a 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholar.  At UCSC, I worked with Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz and Morgan MacLeod studying the common envelope phase in the formation of close binaries as well as the general problem of the accretion and drag experienced by binary systems interacting with gaseous environments.  At Cal, I am working with Eliot Quataert studying convection in the context of failed supernovae.

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