About me

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the research group of Carlos Baiz at the University of Texas - Austin. Research in our group uses molecular dynamics simulations, conventional FTIR spectroscopy, and ultrafast multidimensional IR spectroscopy to probe the dynamics of cell membranes.

I completed my Ph.D. (physical chemistry) at Princeton University in the research group of Steven Bernasek. My Ph.D. research explored the dynamics of heterogeneous oxidation reactions of platinum. In this work, I used high resolution tunable diode laser spectroscopy to measure the rotational-vibrational state population of reaction-produced CO2, thus inferring the likely geometry of its final surface-bound transition states.

I went to college at the University of Virginia, where I graduated in 2009. As an undergraduate, I studied abroad in Paris, France during the fall of 2006 and worked in the lab of John T. Yates, Junior as an undergraduate researcher. I grew up in Storrs, CT and went to high school at E. O. Smith, a literal stone's throw from the University of Connecticut. I like running and soccer.