At my core, I am an observational astronomer, and I have been primary investigator for projects on three telescopes— Green Bank Telescope (GBT), Very Large Array (VLA), and Gemini Observatory North. I have many hundreds of hours of hands-on observing experience with the GBT, and I have prepared target lists for dozens of distinct projects, comprising thousands of hours of observations.
Though the bulk of my training is in radio astronomy, I actively sought out involvement with optical and infrared instruments in an effort to broaden my research horizons and study Galactic star formation across the electromagnetic spectrum. From single-dish mapping and individual pointings with the GBT to interferometric observations with the VLA to optical observations on Maunakea, I have a breadth of experience across astronomy.
As an astronomer at the Green Bank Observatory, I serve as lead for astronomer training programs, undergraduate and graduate student education programs, bistatic RADAR observations, and 20-meter telescope development. I also have my own guaranteed research time and support a variety of other programs around the observatory.
Outside of this work, I am a Space Operations Officer with the United States Air Force, supporting a Space Force mission, at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs. I received my commission in September 2022.