- Assistant Teaching Professor
- Physics and Astronomy Learning Community Coordinator
I started at ISU in Fall of 2019 and have taught several astronomy courses, with an emphasis on the solar system. I am also the physics and astronomy undergrad mentor and learning community coordinator. I have a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's and PhD in atmospheric science from MIT. The reason I am teaching an astronomy course is because throughout my time in college I took many astronomy classes and have done a great deal of research about planets and moons in the solar system (and beyond) as a research professional under NASA grants. I consider myself to be a planetary scientist, which is a field of science that is about the study of solar systems.
- B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
- M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
- PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
I am the Physics and Astronomy Learning Community Coordinator. I am a member of ISU's WxChallenge team. I enjoy downhill skiing and working with animals.