I'm a support scientist at Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, MD. STScI is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), and has performed the science operations of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) since its launch in 1990. We also perform the same functions for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled for launch in 2018.

My job is split between functional duties for the institute and my own personal research. On the functional side, I work in the Science Mission Office as part of the Science Policies Group. In practical terms, we are the office that coordinates the interface between Hubble and JWST and the astronomical community at large. We administer the proposal review process, assemble peer review panels and Users' Committees, and develop the policies governing the use of the telescopes. If you're a professional astronomer and want to serve on an HST or JWST peer review panel, feel free to contact me. You can learn more about my research below.

My full CV can be downloaded here PDF

My refereed publications can be found on my ADS Bibliography, here.


I was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, and attended Florida State University, graduating with a B.S. in Physics in 2004. My Saturdays are still planned around FSU football. I earned my Ph.D. in Physics in 2010 from North Carolina State University under the advisement of Drs. Stephen Reynolds and Kazimierz Borkowski. My thesis involved a lot of things, but can mostly be boiled down to observations and modeling of supernova remnants in the mid-IR with Spitzer. I moved to the Washington, DC area in 2012 and worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for five years before transferring to STScI in 2017. I currently live in DC with my girlfriend and our dog. He keeps us busy. In my spare time I'm usually either playing golf, ultimate frisbee, or hanging around the H St. neighborhood in northeast DC.

Background pic: Rock Creek Park in DC, February 2017


My research involves supernova remnants and their connection to their progenitor star systems.

In the Press

Sometimes I do work that makes people excited, so they talk about in the popular press. Click below for my notable press releases over the past several years.


A modest collection of photos, mostly consisting of either places I've been or my dog. Just click this for some dog pics.