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 to pursue a PhD in Astronomy as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. I am currently a member of Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics. 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