I earned a B.A. in astrophysics from UC Berkeley in 2019 and a M.S. from UChicago in 2022. I worked at several NASA centers in between my undergraduate and graduate careers to gain more experience in research. Outside of school, I am very interested in dance!
My interests lie in combining astronomy and planetary science to see what we can learn about a planet from observations, as well as what we can infer from models. I am very excited by early results from the James Webb Space Telescope and what they can tell us about the surfaces and atmospheres of small exoplanets. I am particularly interested in how we can detect signs of life (biosignatures), especially with the upcoming Habitable Worlds Observatory. I am also interested in what geological processes are important in keeping a planet habitable, including the carbonate-silicate weathering cycle.
Brandon Park Coy, Conor A. Nixon, Naomi Rowe-Gurney, Richard Achterberg, Nicholas A. Lombardo, Leigh N. Fletcher, Patrick Irwin,