I have been an Assistant Professor of Physics at Westminster College since 2021, teaching physics courses and serving as planetarium director. Prior to that I attended college at Graz University of Technology in Austria, where I received a BS and Master's degree in Technical Physics, and West Virginia University, where I received a PhD in Physics. After graduating, I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at West Virginia University and taught various physics and astronomy courses.
My research is in the field of astrophysics, and focuses on how the most massive stars in our Galaxy interact with their environment. As part of this research, I analyze datasets from many amazing instruments, including the Green Bank Telescope and the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. By exploring these data and supplementing them with simulations of our Galaxy, we can obtain a more complete picture of the physical processes involved in these environments. Come chat with me if you're looking for an undergraduate research opportunity and if this sounds interesting to you!
In my free time, I enjoy playing board and video games, rock climbing, and running marathons.