I was raised in Greybull, WY and recieved my undergraduate degree from the University Wyoming. During my time at UW I had opportunitites to observe at WIRO and APO and work as a researcher on the National Solar Observatory's Citizen Continental America Telescopic Eclipse Experiment (Citizen CATE). At ASU I focus on Exploration Systems Design working with Dr. Paul Scowen on payload assemby, integration, and testing (AIT) for the Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat (SPARCS) mission. As my second project, I am working with Dr. Patrick Young investigating relations between stellar elemental abundances and exoplanet characteriztics using the Hypatia catalog database.
BA with Honors in Astronomy/Astrophysics and Physics from University of Wyoming
Design, construction, characterization, and implementation of intrumentation for astronomy and space exploration.
Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat (SPARCS) Mission
I am currently working with Dr. Paul Scowen on payload assemby, integration, and testing (AIT) for the Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat (SPARCS) mission. My work focuses on the design, construction, and operation of a thermal vacuum test suite to characterize and test the SPARCS science payload.