Aloha!


I am a graduate student at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the Univeristy of Hawaii at Manoa. My main research interests are star formation, stellar evolution, and star clusters. For my thesis, I use high-precision astrometry to study the Arches and Quintuplet clusters located near the Galactic Center (advisor: Professor Jessica Lu, UC Berkeley). I am also a member of the UCLA Galactic Center Group. My master's project was the quantitative spectroscopy of resolved blue supergiants in NGC 3109, a nearby dwarf galaxy (advisor: Professor Rolf Kudritzki, IfA).

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