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Industry Science
Occupation Physicist
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Introduction I grew up outside of Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Hempfield Area High School in 1997. I then went on to Frostburg State University, MD and graduated in 1999 with a double major in physics and general science. From there, I went to The Pennsylvania State University for grad school. Through my teaching experiences at Penn State, I discovered that I loved to teach and earned my M.Ed. in physics in 2001. In 2006 I completed my Ph.D. in physics on burst gravitational wave simulation and data analysis methods.

I am currently a scientist at the LIGO Livingston Observatory and a physics instructor at LSU. My professional life is spent working on LIGO research, working with the LIGO Science Education Center, and doing service for the APS and the AAPT.

I have been a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration since 1999.