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About Me



Observing Venus with PEAS at Lick Observatory.

I am an astronomer and instrumentalist building the next generation of instruments to characterize planets. I combine observations of brown dwarfs and solar system planets to better understand exoplanets: their physical properties, atmospheres, formation, and evolution.

I’m currently a 51 Pegasi b Fellow at UC Santa Cruz and I was previously an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow also at UCSC. I received my Ph.D. from UCLA in 2018. Learn more about my science, instrumentation, and education & outreach interests on the respective tabs above.

Lindy Hopper

lindy hopping
Lindy Hopping

Outside of work, dancing is one of my life-long passions. I have been dancing since I was 3, and lindy hopping for more than 10 years! I social dance regularly around California, and occasionally travel to dance events around the US.


climbing in malibu creek
Sport Climbing in Malibu Creek

Climbing is my other passion, alongside dancing. I mostly climb in the gym but like to get outside when I can!


When I’m not in the lab, on the dance floor, or climbing rocks, I enjoy traveling the world, cooking, knitting, reading, biking, and playing Dungeons & Dragons.

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