I am a grad student in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (Go, Fighting Banana SLUGS!!!). The research that most interests me is the search for extrasolar planets. My other research interests are in celestial mechanics/orbital dynamics, planet formation, planetary rings, and numerical simulations of impacts.
I left a trail of destruction in my wake as an astronomy, physics, math, and computer science major at the University of Maryland, where I graduated in May. I worked for Dr Doug P. Hamilton on an honors thesis, "Dusty Rings Around Saturn," in astronomy and physics.
In my none-too-copious free time (sigh), I enjoy ballroom dancing. I used to dance with Ballroom at Maryland. I plan to join the Swingin' Slug Dance Club when fall quarter starts. Katherine Wu has more links about dancing at Santa Cruz. Here's a link with info about dancing in the SF Bay Area, and here's the homepage of UC Ballroom Dance in Berkeley. Here's a picture of me in action: