I am currently a 5th graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia. I work with Dr. Tim Bastian at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. My general research area is solar physics.
My research has focused on high-energy aspects of solar flares using multi-wavelength observations, especially those in radio and X-ray wavelengths. The bulk of my work has centered on coherent radio bursts, which are intense and short-lived radio emission associated with energetic particles produced by flares. I also studied X-ray emission in the Sun's corona. The data I am using are from a number of ground- and space-based telescopes, including the newly upgraded Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, the Owens Valley Solar Array, the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager, the Solar Dynamics Observatory, etc. For more information, please see my Research Page.
I am also actively involved in teaching and public outreach. I taught a full-semester course in the summer of 2012 - ASTR 3480: Introduction to Cosmology, and served as teaching assistant for several introductory astronomy courses. UVa's observatory public nights are plenty of fun. Please check out their webpage if interested.
I enjoy photography, travelling, musicals, and fishing. Some of my photos are posted on my Flickr site.