Department of Physics

North Carolina State University

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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.