ABOUT ME

I am a flight software engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. I'm interested in the development of software for the next generation of scientific instruments. I’ve written code for things that will fly at many times the speed of sound, computers that will make all other computers obsolete, and flying objects that will fly even when broken.

 

My scientific journey started in high school where I designed an experiment to improve absorption in dye-sensitized solar cells under Kenneth K. S. Lau and Siamak Nejati at Drexel University. My project took me to the International Science Fair and my love for research was born.

 

I graduated cum laude from Yale University with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics. At Yale, I worked at the Yale Quantum Institute under Zlatko Minev and Michel Devoret on an algorithm for accelerated characterization of quantum circuits. I was also heavily involved in the Yale Undergraduate Aerospace Association (YUAA) where I served as co-president and senior advisor. Between semesters, I worked at several organizations including NASA, SpaceX, and NRAO.

 

I spent a year and a half doing research with Vikram Ravi , Sandy Weinreb, and Gregg Hallinan on new antennas for the 40m telescope at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO), characterizing cross-talk in the OVRO Long Wavelength Array (LWA), and developing a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) beamformer for the Deep Synoptic Array (DSA).

 

When I’m not researching, I enjoy hiking, skiing, reading, and doing astrophotography.