I’m an astrophysicist and planetary scientist interested especially in solar system dynamics.
I’ve been in the Physics Ph.D. program at the University of Idaho since the Fall of 2016. My research has focused on the dynamics of Saturn’s moons and faint rings.
I have also been teaching high school physics on the side for Memoria Press Online Academy since the Fall of 2018.
I did my undergraduate studies in Physics, with a technical option in Astrophysics, and a second major in Philosophy, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Before transferring to UIUC, I spent eleven years, starting with high school, in a formation program to become a Catholic missionary priest. Even though I decided in the end that taking another career path made more sense for me, my adventures and experiences during those years, which I spent in the northeastern United States, Mexico, and Italy, have in large part made me who I am today. I wouldn’t trade my unique path in life for any other.