Astronomer Musician Educator
My pursuit of a dual-career in music and science began in high school, when I published my first scientific article in the Ohio Journal of School Mathematics and had the privilege of performing my first trumpet concerto with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2012, I completed my undergraduate degree at Northwestern University as a double-major in trumpet performance and physics. As an undergraduate student, I was active in astrophysics research at Northwestern and was the recipient of several national science awards including the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and the Winston Churchill Scholarship.
I spent two years in Los Angeles earning my Master of Music degree at The Colburn School and in 2015, I returned to Northwestern where I completed my PhD in Astronomy as a member of Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics. Since Fall 2020, I've been back in Southern California working as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech and Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena. You can read more about my astronomy work on my research webpage.
Northwestern Magazine: All-star seniors
Northwestern University: Trumpeting a music/science combo
Chicago Triblocal: Northwestern music student hits high note with astrophysics
WTTW: Solar System Symphony melds music with astronomy