Academics and Research

I am a first year graduate student at the California Institute of Technology! I am very interested in worlds that are/were potentially habitable, which has led my graduate research to investigate climates from the Mars paleoclimate to exoplanet aerosols.

In 2018, I received my B.A. in Planetary Science from the University of California Berkeley, graduating with highest honors from the department. From 2016-2018, I studied Mars’ night-side ionosphere with NASA’s MAVEN mission (check out my honors thesis and my 2017 AGU talk). In 2018, I studied the effect of aggregate hazes on exoplanet spectra (check out my 2018 DPS talk, coming soon). Please visit Work Samples for abstracts regarding these works.

For a full list of presentations, papers, and seminars, please see “CV.

I love sharing my passion for space science! Please also check out “Teaching” to review my teaching and outreach portfolio.




I have been dancing since the age of 2! On 90% scholarship, I attended Joffrey Ballet School’s Pre-Professional summer intensive in NYC (8/2017). I have been invited to summers at: the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, American Ballet Theater’s NY (advanced) site, Joffrey Academy’s ISDI (2015-2018).

I danced student roles in six seasons of Oakland Ballet’s The Nutcracker (2009-2017). I look forward to performing in Anaheim Ballet’s The Nutcracker this season!



This is my 2nd season to compete for Caltech! … NCAA B-cut in the 200yd back ~ 4 individual school records, 3 relay school records ~ 3x SCIAC ‘A’ finalist (individual events), 2x SCIAC medalist (relay events)

I swam for the Terrapins Swim Team (Concord, CA) from 2009 to 2018 ~ Sectional B-Finalist, 200m back (July 2018) ~ Terrapins Top 10 Records, 1650y free (Feb 2016)

30th in age group USA national rankings, 1650 yard freestyle (2013)