I'm a final-year PhD candidate studying asteroids, comets, and meteorites at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona. From 2012–2014 I worked at Arecibo Observatory microwaving near-Earth asteroids with the 2.38 GHz planetary megawatt radar (with 73.4 dB of forward gain). I'm looking for a postdoc position where I can work on pbig scientific problems affecting our planet, whether from the perspective of climate/energy, or asteroid impact hazard mitigation, and improve my communication skills.
Education & Past Positions
Master of Science, University of Arizona, Planetary Sciences
Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth & Planetary Sciences
Bachelor of Arts, Wellesley College, Astrophysics
Cross-registered student, Olin College of Engineering
Asteroid (near-Earth, main belt, Trojan) surface properties; shapes, sizes,
spin states; comets; meteorites.
... though in the past I've worked on ices and the process of icing;
asteroid-comet crossover objects; potentially-hazardous asteroid spectra;
Pluto and its posse of Kuiper Belt objects; in situ exploration via
spacecraft; mission design and management; rings; and moons in the outer
solar system. There was a brief period where I worked on extragalactic
radio jets. I even like isotope geochemistry on alternate Tuesdays. And
I'd be pleased as punch to get into atmospheric work.
"No one in his proper senses can ascribe the slightest use to the existence of comets. For ages they have served no other conceivable "purpose" than to frighten people out of their wits." --Woolsey Teller
Night Vnto Night Showeth Knowledge
"Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another." --Plato
"I know nothing of any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream." --Vincent van Gogh
"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. --Zora Neale Hurston
"An asteroid... now that's GOOD HONEST WORK." --Paul Schechter, fall 2008
"We can't stop here, this is adiabat country!"
Two antennae met on a roof, fell in love, and decided to get married.
The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was great!
If they have too many little 'uns, at meal time they'll have to set up a feed line.