I am a senior graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin Department of Astronomy. My research interests include discovery and characterization of very low mass stars and brown dwarfs, star and planet formation, infrared astronomical spectroscopy, innovative technologies for astronomical instrumentation, electron beam lithography, silicon processing, and optical metrology. I am a recipient of the NASA Graduate Student Research Program Fellowship, with technical mentorship at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. Formerly, I was an undergraduate at Boston University, and have worked at the Clay Center Observatory. My PhD advisor is Department Chair, Prof. Daniel Jaffe.