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I’m an astronomer interested in the way planets and stars are put together and live out their lives. I’m especially interested in the role played by fluid stability versus instability in these objects, and the related question of how these objects naturally pulsate.

I started as a Postdoctoral Scholar in Planetary Science at Caltech GPS in Fall 2019.

In May 2019 I defended my Ph.D. at the University of California Santa Cruz where I focused on the mysterious interiors of the gas giants in our own solar system, Jupiter and Saturn. I build computer simulations of the structure and evolution of these bodies to help interpret the wealth of observations made as part of campaigns like NASA’s Cassini mission.

My research studying Saturn’s interior using its rings as a seismograph made the news at NASA/JPL, UCSC,,, Science News, Cosmos, and the New York Times.

For more information, see my research page and my publications on Google Scholar.