I'm currently a graduate student at the Institute for Astronomy, a subset of the University of Hawai'i. Working with Dr. Ben Shappee, I study various transient-related objects including supernovae, variable stars, and tidal disruption events. In 2018, I was awarded the U.S. Dept. of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) to support my research. I obtained my B.S. in Applied Physics from the Appalachian State University in 2013, graduating as part of the Honors College. My undergraduate thesis work focused on finding variable white dwarfs using the new GALEX pipeline gPhoton, supervised by the excellent Drs. Dan Caton (App State) and Scott Fleming (STScI). Additionally, I dabbled in astronomy outreach software development (the OpenSpace project) and the chemical composition of star-forming regions under the guidance of Dr. Rachel Smith (NCMNS). My full CV can be found here.