I am currently working with the All-Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN) at The Ohio State University as an Analyst/Research Assistant. ASAS-SN regularly surveys the entire visible sky down to g~18 mag using twenty-four 14-cm telescopes distributed around the globe. Working with Professors Kris Stanek and Chris Kochanek, I am responsible for the image quality control of nightly images from the ASAS-SN telescopes and maintaining the discoveries by following up and releasing various transient candidates (supernovae, cataclysmic variables, etc…).
I am also working with Kris Stanek and Chris Kochanek on determining the local Type Ia supernova rate using ASAS-SN data. This is the largest and most complete sample of Type Ia SNe used for an absolute volumetric rate calculation.
I graduated in May 2020 from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Fun fact: as an undergraduate, I visited the Green Bank Observatory every single year with the Astronomical Society at OSU; it is beautiful!