A selection of projects I've worked on, beginning with the most recent. For more information, check out my CV.
Currently, I work with the guidance, navigation, and control team for the Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) at Draper Labs. I am developing a guidance algorithm that will allow the servicing satellite to dock with an uncontrolled tumbling client satellite.
The Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS) is searching for signs of inflation which occurred moments after the Big Bang. As a research assistant I prepared the 90GHz cryotstat. When CLASS was deployed in Chile, I was a senior site technician.
I worked with Professor Giovanni Cantatore at The European Organization for Nuclear Research or CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire). On the KWISP (Kinetic WISP Detection) project, I prepared the optical set-up searching for the hypothesized Chameleon particle.
At the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, I determined the amount of interference from sperm whale vocalizations (sonar) that affect underwater sound sensors.
A selection of the adventures I've been on, beginning with the most recent.
I lived in the desert town of San Pedro de Atacama for a year while working on the CLASS telescope. In my spare time, I enjoyed exploring high altitude lakes, flamingoes, and geysers. I also had the opportunity to visit the Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia and Patagonia in Argentina.
I spent half a year in Geneva while working at CERN. The beauty of lakes, mountains combined with Switzerland's central location in Europe made it a great homebase for exploration.
This was the first time I visited Asia, and I will never forget the historical sites, friends, and food I encountered. Highlights of my stay in Asia include visiting Hong Kong, Thailand, and Cambodia.
Through a language exchange program, I lived in a homestay in the quaint town of Annecy. Its proximity to the Alps offered plenty of skiing opportunities.
I volunteered to teach English at a Buddhist monastery with the hopes that I could gain some of their wisdom on the path to enlightenment.