I was born on December 6, 1988 in Palo Alto, California. Even though I grew up on Stanford’s doorstep, I bleed blue and gold. I received my B.A. in physics and astrophysics from UC Berkeley in the Spring of 2010 and returned that fall as a graduate student in the astronomy department.

In my free time, I like to cook, travel, and play the electric guitar. I love live theatre, as an audience member and as an actor. Since moving to Hawaii, I’ve grown passionate about hiking, surfing, and poke.