About me

I am a graduate student in theoretical astrophysics at Caltech. I work with Prof. Chris Hirata on a broad range of topics, mostly related to radiative transfer problems in different astrophysical media – from the intergalactic medium in the epoch of reionization to exoplanet atmospheres. My recent work is focused on finding new diagnostic tools to characterize the atmospheres of exoplanets.

I also work with Prof. Phil Hopkins on cosmological hydrodynamic simulations of galaxies with large-scale disk instabilities.

During the first three years of my Ph.D., I was a recipient of the Fulbright International Science and Technology Fellowship.


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