Observational astrophysics focusing on variable objects in the night sky including transient objects and pulsating stars.
I am a memeber of the gPhoton database team, which facilitates and expedites the access of archival Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) space telescope data with the added functionality of short-term variability studies. I also recently joined the All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN or "asassin") team working with Dr. Ben Shappee.
I am graduate student at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii pursuing my PhD in astronomy. I've held positions at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences (NCMNS) Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Lab in Raleigh, NC working with Dr. Rachel Smith researching star formation regions and at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, MD working with Dr. Scott Fleming on the gPhoton software project. I recieved my BS in Applied Physics from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. My undergraduate Honors College thesis focused on studying pulsating white dwarfs at ultraviolet wavelengths working with my advisor Dr. Dan Caton.