As of April 2021, I am an assistant professor in the Astronomy Department at Stockholm University. I previously held a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, also at SU and the Oskar Klein Centre.
Prior to starting my fellowship, I was a postdoctoral scholar at the OKC, working with Prof. Claes Fransson and the larger intermediate Palomar Transient Factory and Zwicky Transient Facility group. This position was joint with the Caltech Astronomy department, where I stayed between September 2015-March 2017 working with Prof. Mansi Kasliwal.
I completed my PhD at Harvard University in 2015, supervised by Prof. Edo Berger. My thesis work focused on the properties and environments of superluminous supernovae, mainly from the Pan-STARRS1 Medium Deep Survey.
I did my undergraduate work at Princeton University, majoring in Astrophysical Sciences with a certificate in Applied and Computational Mathematics. I was fortunate to attend Princeton as a Davis United World College Scholar, after spending the last two years of high school at Waterford Kamhlaba UWC in Swaziland.
I am originally from Heggenes, Norway.