I did my undergraduate work at Utah State University. I graduated cum
in 2007, earning BS degrees in both Physics and Mathematics, with a minor in Computer Science.
Following my graduation from USU, I spent a year at the Niels Bohr
Institute, at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark as a Fulbright
Fellow. I worked in the Stars and Galaxies group, with Jens Viggo
Clausen, investigating extremely metal poor halo giants. This is when
I decided I wanted to be an astronomer.
Upon returning to the United States I began graduate work at Boston
University. I spent 3 years at BU working with Dr. Andrew West as an
NSF Graduate Research Fellow. Somewhere along the line I picked up a
Masters degree. I then spent another year in Denmark at the University of
Copenhagen, working with Heidi Korhonen at the Centre for Star and
Planet Formation (StarPlan).
I am currently back in Boston, in my sixth year as a PhD student and attempting to
finish my doctoral work with Professor West. Wish me luck!