Aloha!


I am currently a second-year graduate student at the Univeristy of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA). My general research interest lies in stellar astronomy, especially in how it relates to our understanding of galaxies. While I have not yet chosen a dissertation topic, I am involved in two primary research projects:

  • Examining the tidal radius, dynamics, and Initial Mass Function (IMF) of the Arches Star Cluster (advisor: Jessica Lu)

  • Using blue supergiant stars as direct metallicity and distance indicators in nearby galaxies (advisor: Rolf Kudritzki)

Before coming to Hawaii, I received a B.A. in Astrophysics from Williams College in Williamstown, MA. Through my undergraduate studies and two internships with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center I became involved in research projects studying the photometric properties of asteroids and comets.