I am an astrophysicist working to understand how stars live and die. I am currently a CfA Fellow at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. I am interested in the physics of white dwarf stars, subdwarf stars, binary evolution, and interactions between stars in binaries. I also work on computational methods for stellar astrophysics as a member of the team of developers for the stellar evolution code MESA. You can find more details about my background below, and more about about my work on my research page.

Academic Positions


  • 2013 – 2019
    Ph.D. Physics, UC Santa Barbara (Advisor: Lars Bildsten)
  • 2009 – 2013
    B.A. University Scholar, Baylor University (Concentrations in Physics and Mathematics)


For a pdf of my full CV, click here (last updated April 2024).


A full list of my publications can be found in this ADS library.