I am an astrophysicist using gravitational waves and electromagnetic observations to study compact objects. I am currently an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where I work in the Center for Gravitation, Cosmology & Astrophysics. I am a member of NANOGrav, the IPTA, and the LISA Consortium.
I develop data analysis techniques for detecting gravitational waves with pulsar timing arrays, which use millisecond pulsars to measure fluctuations in spacetime produced by low-frequency gravitational waves. I also study millisecond pulsar formation using radio and optical observations.
I started doing astrophysics research as an undergraduate at Carleton College. My graduate work at MIT focused on using extreme mass-ratio inspirals (EMRIs) to map the spacetime around massive black holes. After graduating, I did postdocs at JPL and UWM, and shifted my research focus more towards gravitational wave detection and data analysis.