I am an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at The Johns Hopkins University where I am working towards a PhD in physics. My research interests are centered around topological order and defects, especially in quantum matter. I am currently working under the purview of the Institute of Quantum Matter to explore topological defects in magnetic systems; specifically, I am developing a field theory for the dynamics of a skyrmion domain wall. For more details about my past and present work, please refer to my Research page.
My undergraduate work at Wesleyan University ranged from experimental fluid dynamics to topics in theoretical ion trap physics. My experimental work in fluid dynamics consisted of novel measurements of the rotational dynamics of anisotropic particles in turbulence. In particular, we introduced a new class of techniques for measuring Lagrangian statistics of rotational dynamics in turbulence. These techniques may also have exciting applications in topological fluid dynamics. On the theory side, I studied fundamental problems in quantum chaos and particle dynamics in Paul traps peripherally related to quantum computing.
I remain connected to the role science plays in society through outreach to local schools and by contributing articles as an independent science consultant to OZY.com.