I am a sixth year graduate student working with Professors Tom Prince and Shri Kulkarni at the California Institute of Technology. From a scientific point of view, I am primarily interested in the study of compact binaries, particularly AM CVn systems. From more of a technical point of view, I am interested in large-area skynoptic surveys and the classification of sources therein. My thesis is the discovery and study of the AM CVn system population using the Palomar Transient Factory. More information can be found on the other pages of my site.
I often observe at either the Palomar Observatory near San Diego or at the Keck Observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii. My work with the Palomar Transient Factory is all done remotely, since it's an automated, robotic survey.
Before coming to Caltech, I finished my undergraduate studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. I grew up near New York City in small town called New City, NY.