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I am a PhD candidate working with Dr. George Ricker on analyzing data from the TESS mission that are not directly related to exoplanets. Specifically, my primary research interests center on identifying and characterizing novel optical transients (especially gamma-ray bursts and gravitational-wave counterparts) in TESS’s field of view. In addition, I also work on stellar astrophysics, with a particular focus on the observational signatures of (i) pulsating stars in binaries, and (ii) the magnetic fields of the hottest stars. I’m also very active in the Physics Department, having served as President of the Physics Graduate Student Council and as one of the student readers on the Admissions Committee; currently, I am on the Bargaining Committee for the MIT Graduate Student Union.

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