Welcome!

I'm not your average astrophysicist. Of course I love going out on a clear night to look at the Moon and stars, have a deep rooted curiosity about the Universe and feed off of the thrill of making a new discovery. But more than that I have a mathematical mind for solving problems that I have used not only in my research but also as a project manager, event coordinator and team leader. My passion for tackling new challenges fuels my ambition to work in a fast-paced industry that will utilize my creativity and attention to detail along with my ability to quantitatively analyze data to develop solutions to any number of problems.

Research

"Studying whether there’s life on Mars or studying how the universe began, there’s something magical about pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. That’s something that is almost part of being human, and I’m certain that will continue."
- Sally Ride

  • Project Overview

    Differential abundances of very metal-poor stars and the nature of multiple stellar populations in globular clusters

  • Publications

    Research highlights from recent publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings

  • Presentations

    Past and future presentations of research in stellar astrophysics
    Photo Credit: ESA/Hubble

Teaching

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
- Benjamin Franklin

    Dartmouth Teaching Assistant

  • A2/3 - Exploring the Universe
  • A15 - Stars and the Milky Way
  • A25 - Galaxies and Cosmology
  • A74 - Astrophysics
  • A117 - Interstellar Astrophysics

    Outreach

  • Westfield High School Science Fair Mentor 2017
  • USA Science and Engineering Festival 2014
  • Dartmouth GWISE Science Day Physics Coordinator 2013 - 2015
  • Dartmouth Public Observing 2012

Office Hours

Wilder Laboratory - Room 220
By appointment

About Me

My love of astronomy actually began as a love of complex math problems with beautiful solutions. When I realized I could pursue my love of math while also discovering exciting things about our Universe through astronomy, there was no turning back. As an undergraduate at Siena College, I was involved in research starting in my freshman year. I was awarded an NSF REU at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the summer of 2011 where I studied the kinematics of the Cetus Polar Stream. I conducted research in my senior year for an honors thesis on deriving the ages of white dwarfs based on a Bayesian statistical analysis that was later published in the Astrophysical Journal. In 2012, I recieved my Bachelor of Science in Physics and have since been pursuing my Ph.D. at Dartmouth.

Outside of academia my interests are vast and varied. I am a self-taught baker who loves to make every kind of pie for friends and family. I love attending concerts by anyone one from Garth Brooks to Phish, especially free ones on the town green. But most of all I love sports, especially playing golf and watching football. Go Pats!