I'm an astrophysicist, graduate student, musician, martial artist, programmer, writer, and explorer. I've been a researcher, physics tutor, laboratory instructor, resident assistant, class president, librarian, furniture salesman, and fry cook. I'm pursuing a dream and it ends in outer space — perhaps even on another world.

I'm working to earn a doctorate, get my wings, and become an astronaut.

I've earned a BA in astrophysics from Franklin & Marshall College. I'm currently earning my MS in physics at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. I work primarily in the fields of time domain astrophysics and observational astronomy.

I'm from rural southeast Pennsylvania. On my father's side, I'm considered a third generation Sicilian-American. On my mother's side, I have Italian, Pennsylvania Dutch, and Irish ancestry. I'm working on digitizing my family tree. My parents are both wonderful. I have a sister who is an artist and designer, and I have a cat named Liliko╩╗i.

14 Oct 2018