EDUCATION

B.S., Physics, The Johns Hopkins University, 2002
M.S., Astronomy, University of Washington, 2004

PhD., Astronomy, University of Washington, 2008

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Beginning Fall 2011

Princeton University
Henry Norris Russell Postdoctoral Fellow
Fall 2008 - present
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

Summer 2001

Yale University
Reduction and analysis of x-ray and optical observations of Aquila X-1.
Mentor: Dr. Charles Bailyn

Fall 1999 - 2001
The Research Consortium for Nearby Stars
Analysis of M dwarf spectra; development of IDL spectral typing software.
Mentors: Drs. Todd Henry, David Golimowski, Alan Uomoto

Summer 1999
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Observations and astrometry of comets and asteroids.
Mentor: Dr. Paul R. Weissman

Summer 1998
Columbia University
Difference Imaging Photometry of microlensing events in M31.
Mentor: Dr. Arlin Crotts

Fall/Summer 1996-1997
American Chemical Society Project SEED Scholar
New York University
Phosphorus chemistry in the Jovian atmosphere.
Mentor: Dr. Yorke E. Rhodes

Summer 1996
New York Academy of Science Scholar
City College of the City University of New York
Analysis of doped semiconductors.
Mentor: Dr. Myriam P. Sarachik