I am a third year PhD candidate in the Astronomy & Planetary Science program at Northern Arizona University. I work in the Astrophysical Materials Lab with Dr. Jennifer Hanley (Lowell Observatory, NAU Dept. of Astronomy and Planetary Science) primarily focusing on the interactions of hydrocarbons in Titan's lakes. I was awarded the 2020 NASA FINESST Fellowship, which will allow me to continue my work on Titan's lakes until 2024.
I have recently been given the opportunity to be part of the Dragonfly mission conducting experiments that will tune the DraGNS (Dragonfly Gamma-ray Neutron Spectrometer) instrument to the expected composition of Titan's equatorial surface.
Aside from Titan, I am also working on a project with Dr. Gerrick Lindberg (NAU Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dept. of Applied Physics and Materials Science) and Shane Cupp (Dept. of Applied Physics and Materials Science) exploring the delamination sites at the interfaces of electrodes and polymer electrolytes in supercapacitors.
When I am not in the lab or office, I enjoy making art, cooking, running, bouldering, and exploring the southwest.
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