NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow
My research interests include theoretical nuclear and particle astrophysics. Much of my work has centered around simulations of core-collapse supernovae and other high energy astrophysical events. 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.
I am currently a National Science Foundation Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at North Carolina State University. I am incorporating neutrino flavor mixing into the FLASH supernova simulation framework to study neutrino flavor mixing in the core-collapse supernova environment.
Previously, I was a postdoctoral research associate at Michigan State University, where I worked with Professor Sean Couch on multidimensional supernova modeling and stellar evolution. I received my PhD in Physics in May 2016 from the University of Notre Dame. I worked with Professor Grant Mathews on neutrinos and core-collapse supernova simulations. I obtained my BA in Physics in 2011 from Reed College in Portland, Oregon.
In addition to my research, I am an advocate for LGBTQIA+ inclusion in STEM fields.