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I am a first-year graduate student working on the end stages of protoplanetary disk evolution. By studying disks at this phase, I aim to better understand the mechanisms driving the dissipation of protoplanetary disks.
Before coming to BU, I graduated from Harvard with a BA in Astrophysics. I wrote my undergraduate thesis on the evolution of debris disks, the circumstellar dust and gas which is generated after the planet-forming disk has dissipated. I used 1.3-mm ALMA observations of F,G, and K- type stars in the Pleiades cluster to search for massive, cold dust belts around young (~100 Myr) Sun-like stars.
Aside from research, I am also passionate about education. I recently completed a year of AmeriCorps service with City Year, an education non-profit here in Boston.