I study (exo)planets and history.
I am a recent graduate from MIT, where I studied planetary science, history, and a smidgen of computer science. My planetary science research focuses on extrasolar planets and their atmospheres, and my history research focuses on the late modern history of science and its relationship to structures of oppression. This fall, I will be pursuing an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science as a Gates Cambridge scholar at the University of Cambridge, and in 2021 I will return to the other Cambridge to pursue a PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. In my free time, I listen to podcasts, play various musical instruments, and try to spend time with trees.
Updated June 2020
At MIT, I majored in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences with a concentration in Planetary Science & Astronomy. I'm interested in planets and atmospheres and small bodies of all Solar Systems, but especially ones ⪆150 AUs away.
I also completed a joint major in History and Computer Science (not History of Computer Science, although that's pretty cool too). I started in the history of the Middle East in the 20th century, and realized the extent to which colonialism and structures of oppression are things that science (and my own scientific work) is also embedded in, and now I find myself doing history of science.
I also love teaching, outreach, advocacy, and various community organizations I'm involved with. Feel free to get in touch if you would like me to talk about exoplanets, my history research, or related subjects at your event! I have presented to high school and college audiences and facilitated workshops for younger groups, and you can hear me being interviewed on Bill Nye's podcast here.During undergrad, I also spent various amounts of time on things like: