Curriculum Vitae

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Present position

WFIRST Coronagraph Project Scientist
Research Astrophysicist
Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Aug 2015 — Jan 2017

Support Scientist
Telescopes Group
Instruments Division
Space Telescope Science Institute

Jan 2014 — Aug 2015

Postdoctoral Research Associate
High Contrast Imaging Laboratory
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Princeton University

Oct 2011 — Dec 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow
Planet and Star Formation Department
Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy
Heidelberg, Germany


Ph.D., Astronomy
Columbia University, 2011
High-Contrast Observations with an Integral Field Spectrograph

M.Phil., Astronomy
Columbia University, 2008

M.E., Electrical Engineering
The Cooper Union, 2006
Genetic Synthesis of Broadband, Low-Frequency Antennas,
with Applications to Radio Astronomy

B.E., Electrical Engineering
The Cooper Union, 2004