About Me

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Astronomer

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.

Climber

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!

Adventurer

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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