CV & Bio


I obtained Hon. BSc. with high distinction in Astronomy and Physics at the University of Toronto, Canada. As an undergraduate student, I was fortunate to be able to work with many different advisers on a large variety of projects including the identification of substellar objects in nearby young clusters, quantification of galaxy morphology, and the analysis of synthetic observations of protostellar outflows. I completed my honours thesis with Norm Murray on theoretical and observational studies of star formation rate in giant molecular clouds.

Once I arrived at UC Berkeley for graduate studies, I decided to switch gear and work on planet formation. It was (and still is as of 2017) a great time to think about planets with a deluge of data from the Kepler spacecraft waiting to be explained. I received my PhD in the spring of 2017 under the supervision of Eugene Chiang. My thesis is titled "The Late-Time Formation and Dynamical Signatures of Small Planets". As of September 2017, I am a Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Physics at Caltech.