Arecibo Observatory Space Academy

I am the project manager for AOSA, a pre-college research program for high school students in Puerto Rico. Learn more!

Arecibo Planetary Radar

I am a Research Scientist with USRA in the Planetary Radar Science Group at the Arecibo Observatory. Visit our website!

AAS/Division of Planetary Science

I am the Social Media chair for the AAS/DPS Professional Development Subcommittee. Follow us on Twitter!

About Me

I received Bachelors degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Alfred University where I also minored in Planetary Science. After an internship in 2007 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, I decided to pursue graduate studies in planetary science. In 2012, I earned a Ph.D. in Space and Planetary Sciences from the University of Arkansas. During my doctoral studies, I attended NASA/JPL's Planetary Science Summer School and was a guest researcher at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. After 2 years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University, I was hired as a Staff Scientist at the Arecibo Observatory. As a native from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, I was excited at the opportunity to work at an institute I visited so often as a child! My research focuses on planetary surface processes. In my work, I use numerical techniques along with observations to try to answer "What were the early conditions in our solar system?" and "Are there habitable locations beyond Earth?".