Currently, I am a PhD Candidate in Physics with TAPIR
at the California Institute of Technology
working on both computational and theoretical gravitational physics advised by Saul Teukolsky
. While I am interested in a maelstrom of topics, my primary research is concerned with using numerical relativity to study a unique and mind-wrenching phenomenon: gravitational memory.
I carry out this work using a Cauchy-Characteristic Extraction algorithm (CCE) as a part of our Spectral Einstein Code (SpEC) belonging to the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) Collaboration
Apart from my passion for mathematics and physics, I am an avid backpacker/hiker and am doing my best to enjoy the temperate West Coast, despite my origins in the chilly Midwest.