I am a firstyear graduate student at Harvard University. I did my undergraduate work at the University of Maryland College Park where I worked on various problems in high energy astrophysics. My current project involves digging into our LIGO "dry-run" dataset and characterizing contamination in the transient NIR sky. This will assist future observers in searching for potential electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave events. When I'm not working, I enjoy cooking, photography, reading nonfiction, and playing the drums.