I am a radio frequency (RF) systems and test engineer at Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT).
My work revolves around designing communication systems for cubesats (primarily with BCT components) to achieve customer needs and close communication links with the satellites. I also test these systems from the ground up: from component-level test to full system test campaigns, proving out the hardware for space flight.
I completed my Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Colorado, Boulder in December of 2019.
My thesis work focused on far-infrared instrumentation for future space-based telescopes, specifically kinetic inductance detectors. I also modeled molecular gas dynamics in the nearby galaxy merger NGC 6240 using the Line Modeling Engine.
I have many science-related interests including outreach and science policy, the details of which you can find on my CV.