Master of Science, Astronomy May 2011
University of Florida, Gainesville FL

Bachelor of Science, Astrophysics and Mathematics May 2008, Summa Cum Laude
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM

Honors & Affiliations
Grinter Fellowship (University of Florida Graduate School Fellowship, 2009-2011)
President, UF Graduate Astronomy Organization, 2011 - President (Secretary, 2009 - 2010)
Member of Golden Key National Honor Society since 2008

Member of Kappa Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society, inducted 2005
Amigo Scholarship (University of New Mexico Scholarship, 2004-2008)

Research Experience
May 2010 – Present Research
University of Florida Department of Astronomy, Gainesville FL
Analysis of deep Spitzer images to identify AGN through mid-IR variability.
Master’s Project: Uncovering AGN in the Spitzer Extended Deep Survey
Advisor: Vicki Sarajedini

Jan. 2005 - May. 2006 Instrumentation Research
UNM Department of Physics and Astronomy, Albuquerque, NM
Work with innovative technology for remote telescope weather sensing.
Advisor: John T. McGraw

Sept. 2003 – Apr. 2004 Mentorship Program Research
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL
Analysis of blazar optical variability on short (less than one week) timescales.
Advisors: Michael Smutko, Lucy Fortson, Geza Gyuk, Mark Hammergren

Summer 2003 Astronomy Summer Enrichment Program
Summer Science Program, Socorro, NM
Observations and precise astrometry of asteroids.

Teaching Experience
Fall 2011 Teaching Assistant, Observational Techniques (Graduate Level)
Upgrading the user interface and documentation of the UF 30” telescope, mentoring student semester-long observing projects.

Fall 2009, Summer 2011 Instructor, Introductory Astronomy Lab
Preparing lectures, overseeing labs, creating lab questions and grading lab reports.

Spring 2010 – Spring 2011 Teaching Assistant, Observational Techniques I & II
Upgrading the software and hardware of the UF 30” telescope, mentoring student semester-long observing projects, aiding with in-class labs, and grading lab reports.

Outreach Experience
STARS (2010 and 2011) High school student astronomy program
Starry Night at the Florida Museum of Natural History (2009 and 2010) Public Outreach Event