Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy, Boston University
Hello and welcome! I am a sixth-year graduate student in the Boston University Department of Astronomy and Institute for Astrophysical Research. I study protoplanetary disks which are disks of gas and dust that surround young stars and are the birthplaces of exoplanets. Specifically, I focus on accretion from the disk onto the central star and how populations of disks evolve. I use models and observations, with data from space-based (including Spitzer and Herschel) and ground-based telescopes (including the Lowell Discovery Telescope, Gemini South, NASA’s IRTF, and ALMA) to characterize protoplanetary disk evolution and what that evolution means for forming planets. More information is available on my Research page.