About Me

I recently completed my PhD in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, where I worked with Yanqin Wu and Ray Jayawardhana. My research focuses on the study and characterization of giant exoplanets and their star systems. I have worked on a number of projects, including measuring the spin-orbit misalignment and precession of a hot Jupiter, determining the occurrence rate of cold Jupiters, and characterizing the thermal structure and chemical composition of hot Jupiter atmospheres.

I received my undergraduate degrees from Arizona State University where I studied Earth and Space Exploration (with a concentration in Astrophysics) and Physics. While there I worked with Jennifer Patience and her research group on two different projects: The first involved a search for additional companions to known exoplanet host stars using adaptive optics imaging, and the second (my senior thesis) was a multi-wavelength, multi-epoch, photometric study of brown dwarf variables.

Outside of astronomy I enjoy reading, playing and designing board games, traveling, and volunteering with UofT AstroTours.

About the above photo: The view of the many telescopes located on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, taken when I visited the Gemini North telescope and CFHT in March 2016.