I am a software engineer at the Space Telescope Science Institute. I write calibration, monitoring, and user tools for Wide Field Camera 3 of the Hubble Space Telescope,I create grism software and user tools, I develop firmware for autonomous coronagraph experiments in the Makidon Optics lab, and I design exoplanet reduction and observation planning tools with the Exoplanet Characterization Toolkit.
I am gay and gender nonconforming. I think that queer identities should have a prominent place in the world of astronomy, software engineering, and generally in science. I started Tufts University's chapter of out in STEM, as well as Space Telescope's LGBT lunch series, SpaceGAYs, and am currently a member of the American Astronomical Society's committee for Sexual and Gender Minorities in Astronomy. Wherever I find myself, I advocate for queer people in astronomy, even if it's just through lunch.