About Me

I am an astrophysicist at the University of California, Irvine - on a Chancellor's ADVANCE Fellowship and McCue Fellowship. I am also a visiting astronomer at Caltech, and I also still visit the University of California, Riverside where I was a postdoc before.
In 2012 I finished my doctorate in astrophysics at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and before that I was a Dean's Scholars honors major in both physics and astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin. I observe and try to understand how galaxies spin and evolve through time as well as 
the distribution, composition, and origin of dark matter in the universe. I am endlessly 
fascinated by the make-up and history of our cosmos.

Furthermore, I am interested in empathy-building discussions between sciences, arts,
cultures and religions, and conducting these discussions in relevant ways which engage people
of all ages and backgrounds, in and beyond the academic community,
in the hope that we may all live more at ease together.
A healthy debate is one of my favorite things.