I am currently an Einstein Fellow at the University of Colorado at Boulder. My research program is focused on massive stars and their utility as cosmological tools. I use both observational and theoretical approaches to study the evolution of nearby stars, their roles in star-forming galaxy populations, and their explosive deaths as supernovae and gamma-ray bursts.
In 2010 I completed my PhD thesis at the University of Hawaii, examining the ISM environments and massive stellar populations of LGRB host galaxies. For this work I received the 2012 Robert J. Trumpler award. I graduated from MIT in 2006 with an S.B. in physics.