My expertise includes a diverse blend of lab and cryogenics skills as well as data analysis and computer modeling.
For my thesis work I integrated detector arrays into a cryogenic testbed that I co-designed, built, and maintained. I designed and conducted tests to characterize detector properties and wrote a Python codebase to analyze the test data.
I also modeled molecular gas dynamics in galaxy merger NGC 6240 using ALMA data and the Line Modeling Engine. The model characterized the physical parameters of the system and allowed us to investigate potential outflows and tidal tails in this dynamic system.
I have many other science-related interests including mission design, scientific outreach, and science policy. My CV contains more details.
Test and integration of far-infrared kinetic inductance detectors
University of Colorado Boulder
Ph.D. in Astrophysics
Molecular Cloud Dynamics
Computer modeling of carbon monoxide gas in galaxy merger NGC 6240
University of California Berkeley
B.A. in Physics and Astrophysics