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About Me


PhD
I am a doctor! I received my PhD in 2013 from the University of California Los Angeles.




VLA
For two years, I lived in the tiny town of Socorro New Mexico. One of the best parts about that was that just 45 minutes away is the Very Large Array telescope (and I got to give people tours of this amazing facility!).





Jodie Foster
Although I do get to observe with this telescope, I don't get to plug my headphones into it (only in Hollywood!). However, I do sometimes like to pretend I am Jodie Foster (who wouldn't?)



I love to travel! Waipio Valley
Being an astronomer, I get to travel all over the world, from Japan and China to Germany and Italy. However, some of my favorite places trips are to telescopes in the U.S. Above is the stunning Waipio Valley on the big Island of Hawaii; below is a scenic overlook on the trip from Green Bank, West Virginia to Charlottesville, Virginia. Charlottesville