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Research Interests

High Contrast Imaging, Exoplanets, Debris Disks, Large Surveys, Software for Astronomy

Personal Interests

Primary: Eating and Sleeping

Others: Exploring, hiking, circus arts (juggling and slacklining mostly), expanding education (CCRA and ZCEI)

Biography

I'm a graduate student working on the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) and the GPI Exoplanet Survey with James Graham to discover new exoplanets. I'm studying both debris disks and exoplanets imaged with GPI and I'm also developing the software infrastructure for the survey. Before Berkeley, I did my undergradate studies at Cornell where I worked on FORCAST, a mid-IR camera for SOFIA, NASA's airborne observatory. I've also done a brief stint in software development at Microsoft.