I study (exo)planets and history.
I'm an undergraduate at MIT studying planetary science and astronomy, history, and a smidgen of computer science. I'm trying to figure out what to do with my life, but in the mean time, I do research on the atmospheres of extrasolar planets and on the late modern history of science. I also care a lot about various dimensions (social, racial, economic, etc.) of justice and am trying to learn how to be better at doing things about that. Sometimes I have free time, in which I listen to podcasts, play various musical instruments, and try to spend time with trees.
Updated Jan 30, 2019
I am majoring 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 am also pursuing a joint major in History and Computer Science (not History of Computer Science, although that's also pretty cool too). I started in the history of the Middle East in the 20th century, and then slowly realized that colonialism and structures of oppression are things that science is also embedded in, and now I find myself doing history of science/tech.
I also love teaching, outreach, advocacy, and various community organizations I'm involved with. Right now, a lot of my time is spent on shared governance at MIT, as: