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I'm interested in exoplanet detection and characterization, with a primary focus on high-contrast direct imaging: detecting faint exoplanets and circumstellar disks next to their bright host stars by literally taking a picture of them. I enjoy working at the interface between exoplanet science and instrument design. I work primarily on the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Coronagraph Instrument, a high-contrast instrument that will be capable of directly imaging exoplanets and circumstellar disks in the visible at unprecedented contrast levels. I have also worked as a member of the ASTERIA science team; ASTERIA was the first CubeSat to detect a transiting exoplanet.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2017+)
Postdoc, Stanford University (2015-2017)
High-contrast imaging of exoplanets and circumstellar disks, adaptive optics, observational tracers of exoplanet formation processes, disk-planet interaction, transiting exoplanets.
Peer reviewed papers, first author
SPIE Conference proceedings, first author
Recent peer reviewed papers, substantive coauthor