Welcome! I'm a Phoenix native currently living in Cologne, Germany as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Stefanie Walch's research group and a member of the Center for Planetary Systems Habitability at the University of Texas at Austin. I received my PhD from the University of Massachusetts in 2019.
Star formation is, by necessity, viewed through the emission from a diverse zoo of molecules. Therefore, it is essential to determine the footprint various physical processes make on the chemistry of molecular clouds. My research focuses on the impact of high-energy feedback processes, predominately from protostars, on molecular gas. The gas accreting onto protostars is heated to nearly a million degrees, emitting x-ray radiation and accelerating charged particles to relativistic energies. The resulting particle acceleration and radiation has a significant impact on chemistry of molecular clouds.