As of September 2019, I have left the field of astrophysics and am now happily employed as a middle school math teacher near Boulder, Colorado.
My research focused on the astrophysical applications (gamma-rays & neutrinos) of high-energy particle physics and radiative transfer to cosmic ray interactions in star-forming galaxies, active galactic nuclei, and galactic winds.
From 2016 to 2019, I was a postdoctoral fellow working at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) at the University of Toronto, working with Professor Norman Murray.
From 2015 to 2016, I worked at the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) at the University of Wisconsin as a postdoctoral researcher with Professor Francis Halzen.
I completed a Ph. D. in physics and defended my thesis, entitled "Cosmic Ray Interactions in Starbursting Galaxies," in July 2015. This research was recognized through the Whitford Award from the Department of Astronomy at UW Madison in 2014.
I graduated cum laude from Kenyon College with a B. A. in physics, and minors in mathematics and scientific computing, in 2009.