My research involves discovering the chemistry in the atmospheres
of foreign worlds, called Exoplanets. Exoplanets that fortuitously pass between their host star and the Earth allow a tiny-tiny fraction of starlight to pass through their upper atmosphere, and we use this to unveil the physics on the diverse multitude of planets in our galaxy.
I am a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at
the University of Arizona Steward Observatory
working with Dr. Marica Rieke on the NIRCam instrument for JWST.
I investigate exoplanet atmospheres from the ground (Magellan) and space (Hubble).
At Steward Observatory, I study the efficacy of using the NIRCam instrument
on the soon-to-be launched James Webb Space Telescope.
By characterizing the detector before launch, we can optimize the use of the
NIRCam detectors and grisms for exoplanet, atmospheric observations.