Previously, I was an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Virginia, Department of Astronomy. I worked with Prof. Craig Sarazin on understanding the hydrodynamical evolution of galaxies in hot intracluster medium gas. Before that, I was a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My thesis advisor was Prof. Paul Ricker.
My scientific expertise is in theoretical and computational astrophysics, using numerical simulations to understand the evolution of galaxies in massive groups and clusters primarily with the astrophysical simulation code FLASH.