Born and raised in Austin, TX, a city whose unofficial slogan is Keep Austin Weird, I have always been fond the path less taken. My childhood embodied a wanderlust, which has led to my constant drive to explore the area I live, along with a love for travel. This has also led to my love of local eateries and culture wherever I travel. After graduating from High School, I moved to Arlington, TX (inside DFW) for undergrad. During this time, I had the pleasure of becoming very active in our local Society of Physics Students chapter, which lead to a deep desire to become involved in my local community through outreach and service. Additionally, during this time, I got the opportunity to work as an undergraduate space physics researcher, which instilled a deep passion for research.
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After finishing my Bachelor's degree, I moved to New Hampshire to work at the University of New Hampshire as graduate student, working as a graduate research assistant. After two years enjoying the beauty of the White Mountains and exploring the coasts of Maine, I returned to Texas to finish my Ph.D. at the University of Texas at San Antonio. This allowed me the unique opportunity to work hands on with space flight calibration, along with the chance to further explore the Texas Hill Country and show the beauties of Texas to my wife, Sarah. Additionally, while at UTSA I had the honor of being elected student representative for the Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) workshop, part of NSF, as well as lead our department writing group and serve as an officer in the local Graduate Society of Physics Students.
After graduating with my Ph.D. from SwRI/UTSA in May 2017, I begun conducting research as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and living in Baltimore, MD. In 2019 I was converted to full staff at JHU/APL and my current research includes investigating energetic ion populations and electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves at the magnetospheres of Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn as well as studying stream interaction regions and coronal mass ejections with ACE, Parker Solar Probe, Solar Orbiter, and STEREO. I'm also currently the Instrument Scientist for the Suprathermal Ion Spectrograph sensor on Solar Orbiter and a member of Parker Solar Probe project science team.