About Me

I am a Ph.D. student in the Physics and Astronomy Departments at Cornell University. I work with Professor Jim Cordes as part of the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center. We aim to detect low-frequency gravitational waves by measuring the radio pulses emitted by millisecond pulsars. Within the collaboration, my work focuses on characterizing sources of noise and identifying unexplained signals in the pulsar timing data.

I graduated from Carleton College in 2015 with a B.A. in Mathematics and Physics. At Carleton, I worked with Professor Jay Tasson on identifying observational signatures of Lorentz symmetry breaking in timing data from binary pulsars. This project resulted in a paper.

I participated in an NSF REU with Professor David Gerdes at the University of Michigan in the summer of 2014. As part of this summer research, my fellow REU student Zhilu Zhang and I helped discover several new trans-Neptunian objects in the Dark Energy Survey's supernova fields, including 2012 VS113 and 2013 RB98.