I am a physics PhD student working in the DIRAC Institute at the University of Washington with Prof. Andy Connolly on cosmology and galaxy evolution I am a member of the Dark Energy Science Collaboration, (DESC) the Galaxies Science Collaboration (GSC), and the Information and Statistics Science Collaboration (ISSC) of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory's Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST).
I work on photometric redshifts for weak lensing, and using LSST to constrain the UV Luminosity Function and the photometric Lyman-alpha Forest. I also work on the Rubin Observatory's Active Optics System (AOS). I use a variety of machine learning in my research, including normalizing flows, convolutional neural nets, and variational autoencoders.
I received a bachelor's in physics from Duke University, where I graduated summa cum laude with highest distinction. I was a Duke Faculty Scholar working with Prof. Kate Scholberg in the Duke Neutrino and Cosmology Group.
In my free time I enjoy backpacking, skiing, rock climbing, and board games.