I am a fourth year graduate student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin pursuing a PhD in Astronomy. My advisor is Prof. Brendan Bowler. We work on using long-term astrometric accelerations detected between Hipparcos and Gaia to complement direct imaging of exoplanets and brown dwarfs. I am interested in how this combination of techniques can improve our understanding of the formation, demographics, and atmospheric evolution of wide-separation planet and brown dwarf companions. To this end, I have focused on two main projects at UT: measuring the dynamical mass of the brown dwarf companion HD 984 B and launching a multi-facility survey of young accelerating stars to image new planets. Before coming to UT, I majored in Physics with a minor in Computer Science at the University of Michigan. There, I worked with Prof. David Gerdes on finding new minor planets in the outer solar system that were detected serendipitously as part of the Dark Energy Survey. Outside of astronomy, I love to play music. I play clarinet, piano, and the guitar; was in the marching band at Michigan; and even conducted a clarinet choir at one point!
Here is my CV, which contains an updated publication list.