I am a lecturer in the department of Physic's and
Astronomy at Humboldt State
University. I recently graduated from the University of
Colorado (CU) Boulder with a PhD from the Department
Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences . My dissertation research focused on solar
system formation, with a particular interest in the formation of the giant planets and their moons.
In 2007, I received a MS in Astronomy from San Diego State University. My master's research
project involved an analysis of High Speed R-band CCD data collected at Mount Laguna Observatory . These data were
gathered on the night of Deep Impact
, a joint NASA, JPL mission which involved crashing a spacecraft into a comet to see what would happen.
I am a native of Humboldt County and attended HSU as an undergraduate, where I received a
bachelor's of arts in German and a bachelor's of science in physics. It is now my pleasure to