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Industry Science
Occupation Physicist
Location Villanova, Pennsylvania, 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 an assistant professor at Villanova University, formerly at LIGO Livingston Observatory and LSU. My professional life is spent working on LIGO research, teaching, and doing service for the APS and the AAPT.

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