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I am a graduate student in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Georgia State University currently pursuing a PhD in Astronomy under the advisement of Prof. Fabien Baron. My research interest lie in studying how stars evolve, calculatng stellar parameters, and image reconstruction. With the use of the CHARA Array, I aim to further understand the nature of rapid rotating stars. I am currently working on developing codes to model rapid rotators in Julia and compare them to reconstructed images from interferometry.

I did my undergraduate work at San Diego State University, and recieved my Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and minor in Mathematics. At SDSU, I worked with Prof. Eric Sandquist and studied eclipsing binaries in the open cluster M 37. While this project has still not been finished, I occasionally continue to work on the photometry (that we obtained at SDSU's Mount Laguna Observatory) for these eclipsing binaries. After obtaining my B.S., I worked with Prof. Ian Crossfield (as part of the CAMPARE program) and calculated stellar and planetary parameters for K2 systems of interest. This work required spectroscopic observations that we obtained at La Silla Observatory in Chile.