I’m a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Astronomy at The Ohio State University. I’m currently working with Kris Stanek and Chris Kochanek on the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN), a global multi-telescope project that surveys the entire sky down to 18th magnitude every night in order to detect supernovae and other astronomical transients. In particular, I’m leading the ASAS-SN effort to discover transients in the contemporaneous TESS observing field so that we may characterize them and make better use of the exquisite photometry provided by the space-based planet hunting mission. This work builds nicely off of my undergraduate research under Eddie Baron at the University of Oklahoma, where I used the radiative transfer codes SYNOW and PHOENIX to model the spectra of a variety of astrophysical explosions.