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?".