I am currently a PhD Candidate at Florida Institute of Technology working with Dr. Veronique Petit on X-ray observations of massive stars. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at the University of Missouri and my Master of Science degree in Astrophysics at the University of Bonn, Germany.
My previous research experience includes determining the chemical composition of the dust shells surrounding Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars using infrared observations with Dr. Angela Speck at the University of Missouri. I completed a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), where I worked with Dr. Violette Impellizzeri on Very Large Array (VLA) data. We tentatively detected a 6.7GHz methanol maser in the Seyfert 2 Galaxy, Markarian 3. My Master's thesis was completed on Submillimeter observations of 4 massive star forming regions using the Australian Compact Array (ATCA) with a postdoctoral fellow, Timea Csengeri, at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR).