I received my B.A. in English from Oberlin College, served for two years in the U.S. Peace Corps in Panamá, and graduated from San Francisco State University with my M.S. in Physics.
Interested in interdisciplinary research, I joined a biophotonics laboratory and studied how visible and IR light interacts with bacteria and human red blood cells. I contributed to building an optical tweezers microscope from scratch and to designing laser beam wavefronts with adaptive optics using an SLM to control optical forces. If interested, you can find more about my research here.
Now that I've graduated, I work as a research technician at SFSU and, in my free time, I make robots, run, read, play music, and play chess.