I am a graduate student at Boston University, working towards my Ph.D in Astronomy. I graduated from Colby College in 2011 with a B.A. in Physics. Up until college I lived in midcoast Maine. I spent three summers during my undergraduate studies doing research at three different places around the country. My research is currently focused on equatorial and midlatitude upper atmosphere of the Earth using multiple instruments such as incoherent scatter radar, satellites, all-sky imagers, and Fabry-Perot Interferometers. Most of my work has been focused on the Midnight Temperature Maximum, an increase in temperature in the thermosphere and ionosphere that happens around midnight, and equatorial spread-f, a name given to plasma density depletions in the equatorial ionosphere. .