Sagan Fellow, University of California, Santa Cruz
Dual-Title Ph.D., Astronomy & Astrobiology, UW (2012)
Astrobiology Areas of Interest: Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures
I am a scientist whose research interests include planetary science, exoplanets, planetary climate, remote sensing, habitability, and astrobiology. I have worked on a variety of interdisciplinary projects, both as a scientist and as an educator. My dissertation work focused on using data and models from the Earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences to better understand characterization techniques for Earth-like exoplanets. Recently, I've been working with colleagues to develop simple, intuitive models of planetary atmospheres that can be used to explain key phenomenon, and which could be used to help constrain planetary habitability using observations.