About Me

I am a Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Physics at The College of New Jersey. My research interests focus mainly on the dynamics of exoplanets, but also include their formation, dynamical history, and population synthesis. I've recently started exploring the initiation of plate tectonics and correlated noise in lightcurves.

The newest version of my CV can be found here.

I like traveling, hiking, yoga, and video games.


Dual-title PhD, Astronomy & Astrophysics and Astrobiology, Pennsylvania State University, August 2016-January 2021

MS, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, August 2016-August 2018

MS, Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, January 2016-May 2016, transferred

BS, Physics, Florida Institute of Technology, August 2012- December 2015 

BS, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Florida Institute of Technology, August 2012- December 2015 

Work Experience

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Physics, The College of New Jersey, Fall 2021 - present
Instructor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, Summer 2018 - Fall 2020
Science-U "Life in Space..." Camp creator and director, The Pennsylvania State University, Summer 2019
Research Assistant, Pennsylvania State University, June 2016 - January 2021
Systems Engineering Intern, Northrup Grumman, Aerospace Systems, Summer 2016
Systems Engineering Intern, Lockheed Martin, Missiles and Fire Control, Summer 2015                    Research Assistant, Florida Institute of Technology, September 2012—May 2016
Tutor, Mathematical Advancement Center, Florida Institute of Technology, August 2014—December 2015


Alumni Association Dissertation Award, Pennsylvania State University (2021)
Zaccheus Daniel Award, Pennsylvania State University (2020, 2019, 2018)
NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Graduate Fellowship (2019, 2018)
Sampson Memorial Award, Pennsylvania State University (2018)
Brumbach Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University (2018)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2017)
Braddock/Roberts Fellowship,  Pennsylvania State University (2016)
Distinguished Student Scholar in Physics, Florida Institute of Technology (2016, 2015, 2014)
John T. & Martha Hartley Scholarship, Florida Institute of Technology (2015)
Outstanding Sophomore in Physics Award, Florida Institute of Technology (2013)
Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity Scholarship, Florida Institute of Technology (2013)

Professional Affiliations

American Astronomical Society, Member
American Physical Society, Junior Member
American Geophysical Union, Junior Member
Society of Physics Students, Member
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, Member
Sigma Pi Sigma Honors Society, Member
Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, Member