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Preferred Pronouns


Undergraduate Institution

University of California- Los Angeles


MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms


Graduate Student Researcher

Current Location

Boston, MA


Murrieta, CA

Personal Interests

  • Fitness
  • the outdoors
  • sci-fi
  • baking

Professional Interests

  • Conservation
  • Education (Higher Ed)
  • Energy and Climate
  • Government
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation


  • Adaptability
  • Focus
  • Learner
  • Positivity
  • Strategic

I'm a PhD student at MIT currently working on quantum gas platforms. I have experience as a field construction engineer, electromechanical prototyper, optical systems designer, and undergraduate instructor. I'm currently trying to educate myself on the intersection of modern science, identity, and policy.