A Brief Introduction
I am currently a postdoc with Ben Oppenheimer and the Exoplanet Group at the American Museum of Natural History. I also advise the production of the astronomy-related Science Bulletins that are created by a very talented team at AMNH.
I completed my graduate studies in the Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics
at UCLA in 2009. My thesis is titled "Physical Properties of Young Brown Dwarfs: High-Resolution, Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of Young M and L Dwarfs". In a nutshell I compared J-band NIRSPEC echelle spectra to synthetic spectra from PHOENIX atmosphere models. Please visit my research page for a more complete description. The first paper from my thesis has been published in the Astrophysical Journal Supplement, available here.