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I am an astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, Virginia. I study the formation of protostars, proto-planetary disks, and multiple star systems using radio telescopes like the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Very Large Array (VLA), and infrared telescopes like the James Webb Space Telescope. I also work on improving the procedures and algorithms for automated processing of radio astronomy data to help scientists use radio telescopes more efficiently.


  • 2018–present
    Scientist, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
  • 2016–2018
    Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
  • 2014–2016
    Veni Postdoctoral Fellow, Leiden University
  • 2011–2014
    Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
  • 2006–2011
    Graduate Student, University of Michigan

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    Characterizing Protostellar Disk Structure at the Dawn of Planet Formation
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Professional Memberships

  • American Astronomical Society