Current Graduate Students


I’m a second year grad student working with Eugene Chiang. Before beginning graduate school at Berkeley, I received my undergrad degrees in physics & astrophysics from Berkeley. I was born and raised in Michigan, not far from Ann Arbor.

In my free time, I run/race, play tennis, and rewatch my favorite TV series (e.g., The West Wing, Doctor Who, Star Trek…) or reread my favorite books (e.g., The Name of the Wind, Ender’s Game) over and over. I also enjoy all things hummus: eating hummus, talking incessantly about hummus, and (most recently) making hummus.

Research interests


  • Chondrule formation
  • Planet formation/dynamics
  • Stellar clusters and connection to host galaxies