I am currently a postdoctoral research associate at Michigan State University, where I am working with Professor Sean Couch on multidimensional supernova modeling and stellar evolution.
My research interests include theoretical nuclear and particle astrophysics. In particular, I am interested in computational modeling of high energy astrophysical phenomena; neutrino transport and interactions in hot, dense matter; dense nuclear matter in core-collapse supernovae and neutron stars; and thermonuclear burning and nucleosynthesis.
Much of my work has centered around simulations of core-collapse supernovae and other high energy astrophysical events. I have also been involved in the development of the Notre Dame-Livermore Equation of State, a nuclear equation of state for use in core-collapse supernova and neutron star simulations.
I received my PhD in Physics in May 2016 from the University of Notre Dame. I worked with Professor Grant Mathews on theoretical astrophysics. I obtained my BA in Physics in 2011 from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. I had the opportunity to write a senior thesis on the behavior of fluids under the influence of self-gravity, with applications in astrophysics.