I am a theoretical astrophysicist specializing in cosmology. I study the nature of the dark matter and the primordial initial conditions, as revealed to us by fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background. I am an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago, based at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) and Department of Astronomy/Astrophysics. Previously, I was a postdoctoral member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. In June 2010, I received my Ph.D at Caltech, where I was a graduate student in the Theoretical Astrophysics Including Relativity (TAPIR) group. I was advised by Profs. Marc Kamionkowski and Prof. Christopher M. Hirata.

My current research focuses on axions, CMB spectral distortions, isocurvature fluctuations, and primordial non-Gaussianity. A detailed description of my work can be found here. My collaborators include Prof. Robert Caldwell, Andrew Benson, Tristan Smith, Renee Hlozek, D.J.E. Marsh, Pedro Ferreira, Mustafa Amin, Jens Chluba, Yacine Ali-Haimoud , Giovanni Covone, Prof. Jean-Paul Kneib, Eric Jullo, Prof. Andrew Blain, and Prof. Michael Strauss.

During graduate school, I was supported by a Hale fellowship from the Moore foundation and a Dan David scholarship. I received my A.B. in physics from Princeton University, followed by a M. Stud. in Philosophy at Oxford University. I have also worked as a technical consultant for Imperial Woodpecker productions on an Intel advertisement.

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