I am a second year graduate student working towards my Ph.D. in astrophysics at Dartmouth College. I unanimously passed my first research defense and qualifying exam in September 2014. My current research is in computational astrophysics under the direction of Professor Brian Chaboyer. The goal of my Ph.D. is to develop a 3-D stellar evolution code inspired by the current 1-D Dartmouth Stellar Evolution code.
I attended Bucknell University from 2009 to 2013 and received Bachelor of Science degrees in both physics and mathematics. I have experience observing but my background is primarily theoretical. I enjoy and spend most of my time working with computers in a Linux environment. I develop with several programming languages daily (Python, bash, Perl, awk, IRAF, C, LaTeX, Fortran etc.), and my repertoire is always expanding.