Currently my work focuses on the study of long gamma ray bursts and their host galaxies. Using high resolution imaging from HST we can pinpoint the precise locations where the GRBs occurred within their hosts. This allows us to study the environments within which long GRBs are occurring to shed light on the progenitor population. Previously I have worked on discovery and follow-up of supernovae using telescopes at Lick Observatory and strong gravitational lensing in galaxy clusters. I am a passionate amateur astronomer who enjoys spending summer nights under the stars in the mountains of Colorado. When I am not working and it is daytime, I enjoy hiking, backpacking, skiing, and sailing.