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:

  • ExSoCal2015 meeting, LOC chair + SOC member, Pasadena, CA, September 2015
  • Sagan Summer Workshop, Invited Talk, Pasadena, CA, July 2015
  • Remote observing at WIYN/Hydra, July 2015
  • Remote observing at WIYN/Hydra, June 2015
  • Awarded 1.0 NASA-Keck night, June 2015
  • Paper accepted! Holczer, Shporer, et al. 2015, May 2015
  • Observing run with WIYN/Hydra + visit to Uni. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, May 2015
  • Sagan Fellows Symposium, Talk, Pasadena, CA, May 2015