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Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2019-Present)
Penn State University (2013-2019)
Graduate Research Fellow (2013-2019)
NASA Ames Research Center (Summer 2012)
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University (Summer 2011)
I am an astrobiologist and organic geochemist with broad interests in testing (1) whether life could originate on ocean worlds (i.e. in the absence of wet-dry cycles) and (2) how minerals may have catalyzed this process. In particular, I aim to understand the geochemical evolution of phosphorus, electron transfer co-factors, and genetic precursors on wet-rocky worlds and in astromaterials. I am also working to develop analytical techniques and robust strategies to search for extraterrestrial life on Ocean Worlds.