I'm an astrophysicist, graduate student, musician, martial artist, computer programmer, science fiction writer, and wanderer. I've been a physics tutor, lab instructor, resident assistant, class president, librarian, furniture salesman, and fry cook. Currently I'm pursuing a childhood dream and it ends in outer space — perhaps even on another world.
Someday I'd like 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 field of time domain optical astrophysics.
I'm from rural southeast Pennsylvania. On my father's side I am considered a third generation Sicilian-American. On my mother's side I have Italian, Pennsylvania Dutch, and Irish relatives. I'm currently working on digitizing and expanding my family tree. Aside from my two wonderful and supportive parents, I have a beautiful sister who is an artist, and a fuzzy cat named Lilikoʻi.
When I'm not working on research or studying for exams, you can find me producing music, training diligently, writing stories, reading voraciously, all while probably drinking coffee.
4 Nov 2017