Somewhere, something incredible  is waiting to be known.
Carl Sagan

About ME:

I am currently a Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. Prior to moving to JPL I was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology.
I am an observational astronomer working primarily on time domain astronomy, in the optical and IR.

Research Interests:

Exoplanets, brown dwarfs, binary stars; the beaming effect (Doppler boosting), orbital phase curves; time series astronomy, variable stars; binary white dwarfs, X-ray binaries.

upcoming and Recent Activities:

  • Visiting and talking at MIT, CfA, & BU, May 2016
  • Visiting and talking at UCSC, UCB, Stanford, & NASA Ames, April 2016
  • California State University, Northridge, Invited Colloquium, March 2016
  • Community Astrophysics with WFIRST, Talk, Pasadena, CA, March 2016
  • IPAC seminar, February 2016
  • UCLA Astrophysics Colloquium, February 2016
  • Carnegie Observatories lunch talk, January 2016
  • AAS 227th Meeting, Special Session Organizer & Chair and 2 Talks, Kissimmee, FL, January 2016


Publications: ADS, PDF