Curriculum Vitae

Academic Positions

Research Associate

  • Louisiana State University, April 2018 - present
  • Projects: LIGO data quality, detector characterization, and calibration; software development and computing support for LIGO data analysis
  • Supervisor: Gabriela Gonzalez

Postdoctoral Scholar

  • California Institute of Technology, June 2016 - April 2018
  • Projects: LIGO calibration and data quality; multimessenger astronomy
  • Supervisor: Alan Weinstein

Research and Teaching Assistant

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, August 2010 - June 2016
  • Projects: Multimessenger astronomy; compact binary astrophysics
  • Advisor: Patrick Brady

Research Assistant

  • Allegheny College, May 2009 - August 2010
  • Projects: Modeling He-OCS collisions in interstellar gas clouds
  • Advisor: Daniel Willey


Ph.D., Physics

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, August 2010 - May 2016
  • Advisor: Patrick Brady
  • Dissertation: Monsters in the Dark: High Energy Signatures of Black Hole Formation with Multimessenger Astronomy

B.S., Physics

  • Allegheny College, August 2006 - May 2010
  • Mathematics and Political Science double minor
  • Advisors: Shafiqur Rahman, James Lombardi
  • Senior Thesis: Modeling Second-Order Phase Transitions with the 3D Potts Model

Relevant Skills

  • Software development
    • Python, Bash scripting, HTML, SQL, C, Fortran
    • Contributer to GWPy, a Python package that enables LIGO data analysis
  • Data analysis and simulation techniques
    • Python (signal processing, filter design, data visualization, numerical integration, statistical inference, web scraping)
    • MATLAB (signal processing, filter design, visualization)
    • Condor (high-throughput computing and job scheduling)
  • Controls engineering
    • Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS), Motif Editor and Display Manager (MEDM)

Service Membership

  • 2017 Caltech LIGO SURF program co-coordinator
  • LIGO Laboratory, 2016 - present
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration, 2012 - present
  • American Physical Society, 2009 - present