I am from Burlington, Vermont and received my B.A. in physics from Wheaton College in Norton Massachusetts. During my time at Wheaton, I developed mid-infrared lasers to monitor the atmosphere and tested detection limits of different lateral-flow assays to enhance viral diagnostic methods. I also studied gas and dust evolution in star-forming galaxies, hunted for evidence of tidal disruptions in dwarf satellite galaxies using Gaia, and installed a robotic exoplanet observatory at the Wheaton College observatory. I currently am contributing to the assembly, integration, and testing of the LLAMAS spectrograph with the Astronomical Instrumentation Team at MIT.