I am currently in my fourth year of graduate school in the astronomy department at the University of California, Berkeley. My primary research interests relate to molecular gas, magnetic fields, and star formation in galaxies that are merging or have recently merged. For the formal summary of me, check out my curriculum vitae.

I have lived in the (greater) Bay Area my whole life. I grew up in Forestville, located in beautiful Sonoma County. With a population of 2,000 or so, it is as small a town as it sounds. I graduated from Berkeley in 2009 with a double major in physics and astronomy.