B.S., Physics, The Johns Hopkins University, 2002
M.S., Astronomy, University of Washington, 2004
PhD., Astronomy, University of Washington, 2008
Beginning Fall 2011
Princeton UniversityFall 2008 - present
Henry Norris Russell Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Berkeley
Postdoctoral fellow studying stellar activity in the Kepler Mission data.
Advisor: Gibor Basri
Fall 2006 - present
LSST Science Collaboration
Chair, Transient Science Working Group.
Fall 2002 - Summer 2008
University of Washington, Department of Astronomy
Thesis: an observational and theoretical program to self-consistently model a quiescent M dwarf atmosphere.
Advisor: Suzanne Hawley
Fall 1997 - Summer 2002
The Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys
Analysis of flight candidate CCDs for Advanced Camera for Surveys.
Mentors: Drs. Holland Ford, Mark Clampin, George Hartig, Marco Sirianni, David Golimowski, Gerhardt Meurer
Yale UniversityFall 1999 - 2001
Reduction and analysis of x-ray and optical observations of Aquila X-1.
Mentor: Dr. Charles Bailyn
The Research Consortium for Nearby StarsSummer 1999
Analysis of M dwarf spectra; development of IDL spectral typing software.
Mentors: Drs. Todd Henry, David Golimowski, Alan Uomoto
The Jet Propulsion LaboratorySummer 1998
Observations and astrometry of comets and asteroids.
Mentor: Dr. Paul R. Weissman
Columbia UniversityFall/Summer 1996-1997
Difference Imaging Photometry of microlensing events in M31.
Mentor: Dr. Arlin Crotts
American Chemical Society Project SEED ScholarSummer 1996
New York University
Phosphorus chemistry in the Jovian atmosphere.
Mentor: Dr. Yorke E. Rhodes
New York Academy of Science Scholar
City College of the City University of New York
Analysis of doped semiconductors.
Mentor: Dr. Myriam P. Sarachik