I am currently a fourth-year graduate student at the Univeristy of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA). My general research interest lies in star formation and stellar evolution, and my thesis work with Jessica Lu uses high-precision astrometry to study the Arches and Quintuplet star clusters near the Galactic Center. At the IfA I have also worked with Rolf Kudritzki on the resolved spectroscopy of blue supergiant stars in nearby galaxies.
Before coming to Hawaii, I received a B.A. in Astrophysics from Williams College in Williamstown, MA. Through my undergraduate studies and two internships with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center I became involved in research studying the photometric properties of asteroids and comets.