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.

Recent and upcoming Activities:

  • November 2014: Wide Field IR Surveys meeting, invited talk, Pasadena, CA
  • November 2014: DPS meeting, Tucson, AZ
  • October 2014: Visit to University of Washington, astronomy colloquium speaker
  • September 2014: Paper submitted! with Renyu Hu (JPL)
  • September 2014: Visit to NASA Ames Research Center and Bay Area Exoplanet Science meeting
  • September 2014: Remote observing at WIYN/Hydra
  • September 2014: Observing at the Palomar Observatory, with P200/TSpec, with Lev Tal-Or
  • August 2014: Remote observing with WIYN/Hydra
  • August 2014: Observing at the Palomar Observatory, with P200/TSpec
  • June 2014: Observing at KPNO with WIYN/Hydra
  • June 2014: iPLEX lunch talk, UCLA