I work with Dr. Anil Seth on observational astrophysics research involving the dense nuclei of nearby galaxies and the massive black holes (MBHs) existing within them. My current research involves utilizing tidal disruption events (which occur when a star passes close enough to an MBH to be shredded apart by tidal forces) to measure black hole demographics in low-mass galaxies and place constraints on the growth mechanism behind the most massive black holes observed today.
- B.S. , Physics (Astronomy Concentration), Central Michigan University
- M.S., Physics (Astronomy Track), University of Utah