I am currently a research scientist at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) and the NN-EXPLORE project scientist. I obtained M.S. and PhD degrees in astronomy from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a B.S. in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I specialize in the detection and characterization of planets orbiting stars other than our Sun (exoplanets) using Doppler spectroscopy.
I currently live in Pasadena, CA with my wife Amanda and our two pets. Besides discovering alien worlds, I enjoy digital photography and racing my Nissan 350Z at track and autocross events.